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OBITUARY  RECORD 


GRADUATES  OF  YALE  UNIVERSITY 


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DECEASED  FROM  JUNE,  1900,  TO  JUNE,  1910. 


PRESENTED  AT   THE   ANNUAL   MEETINGS 
OF  THE  ALUMNI, 


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OBITUARY   RECORD 


OF 


GRADUATES  OF  YALE  UNIVERSITY 

Deceased  during  the  Academical  Year  ending  in 
JUNE,    190U 


INCLUDING  THE   RECORD  OF  A  FEW  WHO   DIED   PREVIOUSLY, 
HITHERTO  UNREPORTED 


[Presented  at  the  meeting  of  the  Alumni,  June  25th,  1901] 


[No.  1  of  the  Fifth  Printed  Series,  and  No.  (K)  of  the  whole  Record] 


OBITUARY  RECORD 

OF 

GEADUATES   OF  YALE   UNIVEESITY 

Deceased  during  the  Academical  year  ending  in 
June,  1901, 

Including  the  Record  of  a  few  who  died  previously,  hitherto  unreported 

[Presented  at  the  Meeting  of  the  Alumni,  June  25th,  1901] 

[No.  1  of  the  Fifth  Printed  Series,  and  No.  60  of  the  whole  Record] 


YALE  COLLEGE 

(  academical  department  ) 

1824 

Benjamin  Douglas  Silliman,  since  1893  the  last  survivor  of 
his  class,  and  since  1896  the  oldest  living  graduate  of  Yale  Col- 
lege, was  born  in  Newport,  R.  I.,  on  September  14,  1805. 

He  was  the  son  of  Gold  Selleck  Silliman  (Yale  1796),  grandson 
of  General  Gold  Selleck  Silliman  (Yale  1752),  who  was  distin- 
guished in  colonial  times  as  King's  Attorney  for  Fairfield  County 
and  during  the  Revolution  for  vigilant  and  patriotic  service  in 
behalf  of  freedom,  and  great-grandson  of  Judge  Ebenezer  Silli- 
man (Yale  1727).  His  mother,  Hepsa  (Ely)  Silliman,  was  the 
daughter  of  Rev.  David  Ely,  D.D.  (Yale  1769),  of  Huntington, 
Conn.,  a  Fellow  and  Secretary  of  the  College  and  granddaughter 
of  Rev.  Jedidiah  Mills  (Yale  1722). 

At  the  close  of  the  War  of  1812  his  father  gave  up  his  success- 
ful law  practice  in  Newport  and  engaged  in  business  in  New 
York  City,  removing  to  Brooklyn  in  1823,  where  he  lived  to  the 
age  of  90  years,  dying  in  1868,  and  where  his  son  thereafter  re- 
sided. 


For  a  year  after  graduation  Mr.  Silliman  was  at  Yale  as  Assist- 
ant in  Chemistry,  under  his  uncle,  Professor  Benjamin  Silliman 
(Yale  1796),  and  then  studied  law  in  New  York  Citj-,  in  the 
office  of  Chancellor  Kent  (Yale  1781)  and  his  son  (afterward 
Judge)  William  Kent,  and  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  May,  1829. 
With  the  exception  of  a  few  interruptions  for  public  service  he 
continued  in  the  active  practice  of  his  profession  for  over  71 
years.  The  sixtieth  anniversary  of  his  admission  to  practice  was 
observed  by  a  dinner  given  him  by  leading  members  of  the  bar  in 
1889.  For  over  half  a  century  Mr.  Silliman  was  counsel  of  the 
Union  Ferry  Company,  of  the  National  Bank  of  Commerce  of 
Brooklyn,  and  of  Greenwood  Cemetery  in  Brooklyn. 

He  always  maintained  an  active  interest  in  public  affairs,  and 
expressed  his  convictions  through  the  press,  but  seldom  accepted 
office.  In  1838  he  was  a  representative  in  the  New  York  Legis- 
lature, in  1839  a  member  of  the  national  convention  at  Harris- 
burg  which  nominated  the  first  General  Harrison  for  the  Presi- 
dency. In  1865-66,  by  appointment  of  President  Lincoln,  he 
was  TJ.  S.  Attorney  for  the  Eastern  District  of  New  York,  and  in 
1872  was  chosen  a  member  of  the  commission  to  revise  the  State 
constitution.  In  1842  he  was  nominated  by  the  Whigs  of  the 
Second  District  for  Congressman,  but  was  defeated  by  a  small 
majority,  and  in  1873  was  the  Republican  candidate  for  Attorney 
General  of  the  State. 

He  was  one  of  the  founders  of  the  Bar  Association  of  New 
York  City,  and  at  one  time  Vice  President.  He  served  most  ac- 
ceptably as  President  of  the  New  England  Society  of  Brooklyn 
for  six  years  frdm  its  incorporation  in  1880.  He  was  a  director 
of  the  Long  Island  Historical  Society  in  Brooklyn,  member  of 
the  Board  of  Managers  of  the  House  of  Refuge  for  Juvenile  Delin- 
quents in  New  York  for  many  years,  and  identified  with  the 
management  of  other  associations.  He  did  much  to  promote  the 
interests  of  Yale  through  the  Yale  Alumni  Association  of  Long" 
Island,  of  which  he  was  for  many  successive  years  President. 
His  presence  at  many  alumni  gatherings  elsewhere  was  highly 
appreciated. 

He  was  honored  with  the  degree  of  LL.D.  from  Columbia 
University  in  1873,  and  from  Yale  University  in  1874. 

His  health  of  body  and  vigor  of  mind  were  preserved  in  un- 
usual degree  to  the  close  of  his  long  life,  and  his  social  and  cheer- 
ful disposition,  unfailing  affability  and  courtesy,  and  kindness  of 


heart,  made  bis  companionship  a  delight  to   those   privileged  to 
share  it. 

Mr.  Silliman  died  of  bronchial  pneumonia,  after  an  illness  of  a 
week  at  his  home  in  Brooklyn,  on  January  24,  1901,  at  the  age  of 
95  years  and  four  months.  He  was  never  married.  He  left  a 
generous  bequest  to  the  University,  in  addition  to  a  fund  which 
was  given  in  trust  to  him  for  Yale  by  his  brother. 

1829 

Lemax  Woodward  Cutler  died  at  his  home  in  Watertown, 
Conn.,  on  February  9,  1901,  at  the  age  of  93  years  and  nearly  two 
months.  For  about  two  weeks  following  the  death  of  Mr.  Silli- 
man he  was  the  oldest  living  graduate  of  the  University. 

He  was  the  son  of  Younglove  Cutler  by  his  second  wife, 
Aurora  (Woodward)  Cutler,  and  was  born  on  December  12, 
1807,  at  Watertown,  Conn.  His  father  was  a  successful  mer- 
chant there,  but  died  when  the  son  was  but  eight  or  nine  years 
old.  He  was  fitted  for  college  privately  and  at  tlie  school  of 
Hezekiah  Rudd  (Yale  1806),  in  Huntington,  Conn. 

After  graduation  he  devoted  his  attention  to  farming  for  about 
twenty  years.  He  did  not  study  for  a  professional  career,  but 
during  a  large  part  of  his  life  was  engaged  in  public  affairs.  In 
1845  he  was  elected  to  the  State  Senate,  and  served  again  in  1856, 
and  was  ex-officio  Fellow  of  Yale  College.  He  was  a  member  of 
the  Connecticut  House  of  Representatives  for  five  terms  from 
1861  to  1865,  and  again  in  1866.  From  1861  to  1865  he  was  also 
Comptroller  of  Public  Accounts. 

He  was  Town  Clerk  of  Watertown  thirty-nine  consecutive  years, 
Town  Treasurer  ten  years.  County  Commissioner  six  years,  and 
Judge  of  Probate  twenty-four  years,  retiring  from  this  last  ofiice 
on  account  of  reaching  the  age  limit  of  TO  years.  He  was  also 
Secretary  and  Treasurer  of  the  Watertown  Railroad  Company 
while  it  was  an  independent  corporation,  and  President  of  the 
Watertown  Library  Association  thirty  years.  He  united  with 
the  Congregational  Church  on  profession  of  faith  in  January 
1873. 

He  married,  on  October  31,  1831,  Mary  Elizabeth,  daughter  of 
Rev.  Frederick  Holcomb,  D.D.,  who  died  in  1897.  They  had 
no  children. 


1830 

Henry  Barnard,  son  of  Chauncey  and  Elizabeth  (Andrus) 
Barnard,  was  born  on  January  24,  1811,  in  Hartford,  Conn. 

Previous  to  entering  college  he  had  gained  ah  unusual  knowl- 
edge of  Greek  literature  and  during  his  college  course  he  read 
much  more  than  required  of  the  classical  authors,  and  made  a 
special  study  of  Greek  and  Roman  civilization.  He  also  read 
English  literature  extensively,  and  won  distinction  as  a  ready 
debater  and  effective  speaker.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Linonian 
Society,  its  Librarian  for  two  years,  and  President. 

After  graduation  he  read  law  with  Hon.  Willis  Hall  (Yale 
1824),  afterward  Attorney  General  of  New  York  State,  and 
William  Hungerford  of  Hartford,  and  studied  a  year  in  the  Yale 
Law  School,  but  during  this  time  also  systematically  carried  on 
a  critical  study  of  the  best  English  and  classical  authors.  After 
a  brief  experience  in  teaching  at  Willsboro,  Pa.,  he  passed  the 
winter  of  1832-33  in  Washington,  D.  C,  in  close  attendance  upon 
the  great  discussions  in  the  Supreme  Court,  and  then  devoted 
several  months  to  visiting  the  Southern  States.  He  was  admit- 
ted to  the  Connecticut  bar  in  1835,  and  then  spent  about  eighteen 
months  abroad,  traversing  a  large  part  of  England,  Scotland  and 
Switzerland  on  foot,  and  studying  the  social  conditions  of  the 
people. 

On  his  return  to  Hartford  in  1837,  he  was  elected  to  the  Con- 
necticut House  of  Representatives  and  served  three  years.  In 
1838  he  originated  and  secured  the  passage  by  unanimous  action 
of  both  houses  of  an  act  for  the  better  supervision  and  improve- 
ment of  the  common  schools.  Although  he  surrendered  brilliant 
prospects  as  a  lawyer  and  statesman,  Mr.  Barnard  was  persuaded 
to  become  Secretary  of  the  Board  of  Commissioners  thus  created, 
and  his  work  and  able  reports  were  of  great  value  to  education  in 
the  State  and  elsewhere.  In  1842,  owing  to  political  changes, 
the  Commission  was  abolished,  and  Mr.  Barnard  spent  fifteen 
months  in  travel  throughout  the  United  States,  during  which  he 
spoke  before  the  legislatures  of  ten  states,  and  delivered  lectures 
and  conducted  conferences  in  fifty  cities,  and  collected  a  mass 
of  information  on  early  education.  In  1843  he  accepted  the 
office  of  Superintendent  of  Schools  of  Rhode  Island,  and  in  five 
j-ears  was  able,  through  the  complete  change  of  views  and  habits 
of  the  people  which  he  brought  about,  to  thoroughly  establish  a 
system  of  free  schools.     When  he  retired  in  1849,  exhausted  by 


his  great  labors,  he  received  the  unanimous  thanks  of  the  State 
Legislature,  and  a  grateful  testimonial  from  the  teachers.  During 
the  short  period  of  comparative  rest  which  followed,  he  declined 
the  Presidency  of  the  Universities  of  Indiana  and  Michigan,  and 
then,  from  1850  to  1854,  discharged  the  double  duty  of  Principal 
of  the  newly  established  State  Normal  School  of  Connecticut  and 
State  Superintendent  of  Schools.  During  these  four  years  the 
educational  reforms  which  had  been  overthrown  in  1842  were  all 
thoroughly  reestablished,  and  he  left  the  schools  of  the  State 
well  organized. 

In  1858  he  became  Chancellor  of  the  University  of  Wisconsin. 
His  purpose  in  accepting  this  office  was  to  bring  into  unity  the 
whole  system  of  state  education  and  make  it  all  free,  but  his  work 
was  interrupted  in  the  spring  of  1860  by  severe  nervous  prostra- 
tion, from  which  he  suffered  for  nearly  two  years. 

In  1866  he  was  elected  President  of  St.  John's  College,  Mary- 
land, but  upon  the  organization  of  the  U.  S.  Bureau  of  Education 
in  1867  he  resigned  to  become  the  first  U.  S.  Commissioner  of 
Education,  and  held  the  office  until  1870. 

Dr.  Barnard's  literary  work  was  extraordinary  in  amount  and 
of  lasting  value.  In  1855  he  began  the  publication  of  the  Amer- 
lean  Jbiir7ial  of  ^dttca(io7i,  which  exteuded  to  31  volumes,  and 
is  a  reliable  record  of  the  progress  of  education  in  the  United 
States.  He  edited  the  Connecticut  School  Journal  from  1838  to 
1842  and  from  1851  to  1854,  three  volumes  of  the  Journal  of  the 
Rhode  Island  Institute  of  Instruction,  and  four  volumes  of  Re- 
2)orts  of  the  TI.  S.  Bureau  of  Education.  In  1886  he  published 
a  collective  edition  of  his  works  in  52  volumes,  and  including  over 
800  separate  treatises.  Of  his  "School  Architecture,"  over 
130,000  copies  were  circulated.  Dr.  Barnard  visited  Europe 
seven  times,  and  brought  to  this  country  the  best  thoughts  of  the 
world  on  education. 

In  1855  he  was  chosen  President  of  the  American  Association 
for  the  Advancement  of  Education,  which  was  started  largely 
through  his  endeavors  in  1849,  and  which  he  sought  to  inspire 
with  a  broad  national  policy. 

He  helped  forward  almost  every  local  enterprise  designed  to 
advance  the  literary  and  educational  interests  of  his  native  city 
and  state.  He  was  one  of  the  originators  and  first  President  of 
the  Young  Men's  Institute,  now  the  Hartford  Public  Library, 
and   the  first  President  of  the  Connecticut  Historical  Society. 


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He  was  also  elected  a  corresponding  member  of  the  Rhode  Island 
Historical  Society  in  1838,  and  was  a  member  of  many  other 
historical,  literary  and  scientific  societies. 

He  received  the  degree  of  LL.D.  from  Yale  and  Union  in 
1852,  Harvard  in  1853,  and  of  L.H.D.  from  Columbia  in  1887. 

The  86th  anniversary  of  his  birth  w^as  fittingly  observed  in 
1897  in  schools  throughout  the  State,  and  by  a  notable  gathering 
of  distinguished  educators  in  Hartford. 

Dr.  Barnard  died  after  an  illness  of  several  months  from  kidney 
and  other  troubles,  in  the  home  in  which  he  was  born,  on  July  5, 
1900,  in  his  90th  year.     He  was  the  last  survivor  of  his  class. 

He  married,  on  September  6,  1847,  Miss  Josephine  Desnoyers, 
of  Detroit,  Mich.,  who  died  in  1891.  Of  his  five  children  two 
daughters  survive.     A  son  died  in  1884. 

1831  I 

DwiGHT  M.  Seward,  son  of  Seth  and  Rhoda  (Pickett)  Sew- 
ard, w-as  born  in  Durham,  Conn.,  on  July  31,  1811. 

After  his  gi-aduation  he  taught  for  a  year  at  the  Deaf  and 
Dumb  Asylum  in  New  York,  and  then  entered  the  Yale  Divinity 
School.  He  was  licensed  by  the  New  Haven  East  Association 
in  1834,  and  ordained  Pastor  of  the  First  Church  in  New  Britain, 
Conn.,  February  3,  1836.  After  a  ministry  of  six  years  there  he 
resigned,  and  supplied  in  Middlefield,  Conn.,  for  two  and  a  half 
years.  He  was  settled  at  West  Hartford  the  following  six  years, 
and  then  served  as  Pastor  of  the  Reformed  ( Dutch  )  Church  in 
Yonkers,  N.  Y.,  until  the  formation  of  the  First  Presbyterian 
Church,  which  he  organized  in  1852.  He  w^as  pastor  of  this 
church  for  eighteen  years,  resigning  in  1870  on  account  of  ill 
health.  He  resided  in  New  York  City  for  the  next  three  years, 
preached  at  Schroon  Lake,  Moriah  and  Mineville  from  1874  to 
1879,  at  New  Providence,  N.  J.,  until  June  1881,  and  w^as  Pas- 
tor of  Plymouth  Church,  Portland,  Me.,  the  following  three 
years.  In  1884  he  removed  to  South  Norwalk,  Conn.,  preaching 
whenever  his  health  would  permit.  In  June,  1 900,  he  completed 
sixty-six  years  of  ministerial  service.  He  received  the  degree  of 
Doctor  of  Divinity  from  New  York  University  in  1862. 

Dr.  Seward  married  on  March  2,  1886,  Lydia  Huntington 
North,  daughter  of  Colonel  Simeon  North,  and  granddaughter  of 
Rev.  Enoch  Huntington  (Yale  1759),  Fellow  and  Secretary  of 
Yale  College. 


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Their  golden  wedding  was  celebrated  in  1886.  Mrs.  Seward 
died  in  1897,  in  her  84th  year.  A  son,  William  Foote  Seward 
( Williams  18  ),  and  a  daughter,  the  widow  of  Rev.  William  H. 
Gleason,  D.D.  (Yale  1853),  survive. 

Dr.  Seward  was  vigorous  and  active  up  to  the  last  year  of  his 
life.  He  died  of  the  grippe  at  his  home  in  South  Norwalk,  on 
January  17,  1901,  in  his  90th  year. 

1832 

Joshua  Huntington,  son  of  Rev.  Joshua  Huntington  (Yale 
1804),  one  of  the  founders  of  the  American  Education  Society, 
and  at  the  time  of  his  death  Pastor  of  the  Old  South  Church  in 
Boston,  Mass.,  was  born  in  that  city  on  February  11,  1812.  His 
mother  was  Susan  (Mansfield)  Huntington.  The  son's  baptis- 
mal name  was  Joseph  Eckley,  but  it  was  changed  by  legislative 
act  in  1822. 

He  entered  Yale  in  the  Junior  Class  after  two  years  of  study 
in  Amherst  College. 

After  graduation  he  spent  part  of  a  year  in  Princeton  Theolog- 
ical Seminary,  taught  French  a  year  at  New  London,  Conn.,  and 
began  the  study  of  medicine  there,  afterward  attending  lectures 
at  Dartmouth  Medical  College,  and  then  completed  his  course  by 
a  year  in  the  Yale  Medical  School,  receiving  the  degree  of  M.D.  in 
1838.  During  these  years  he  was  also  engaged  in  genealogical 
researches,  the  results  of  which  were  incorporated  in  the  pub- 
lished records  of  the  "  Huntington  Family."  He  was  Assistant 
Surgeon  in  the  U.  S.  Navy  until  1845,  when  he  resigned,  owing 
to  his  distaste  for  medical  practice.  He  then  completed  his  theo- 
logical studies  in  Andover  Seminary  in  1849.  He  was  licensed  to 
preach  by  the  Andover  Association,  on  April  17,  1849,  but  was 
never  ordained.  From  1853  to  1864  he  taught  a  private  school 
for  boys  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  and  was  then  a  clerk  in  the  U.  S.  Treas- 
ury Department  at  Washington,  D.  C,  until  1 876.  He  resided  in 
that  city  until  his  death  from  heart  failure  following  pneumonia, 
on  March  23,  1900,  at  the  age  of  88  years.     He  was  never  married. 

When  he  went  to  Washington  he  was  at  first  a  member  of  St. 
John's  Protestant  Episcopal  Church,  but  a  few  j^ears  later  became 
a  Roman  Catholic. 

He  compiled  a  "New  System  for  Teaching  the  French  Verbs," 
and  in  1868  published  *•  Gropings  after  Truth." 


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Edward  Elbridge  Salisbury,  sonof  Josiah  Salisbury  (Har- 
vard 1798)  and  Abigail  (Breese)  Salisbury,  was  born  on  April 
6,  1814,  in  Boston,  Mass.,  the  home  of  his  ancestors  for  several 
generations.  He  completed  his  preparation  for  college  at  the 
Boston  Latin  School. 

After  graduation  he  spent  a  year  in  private  studies,  and  three 
years  in  the  Theological  Seminary  in  New  Haven,  and  then  went 
abroad.  Although  he  did  not  enter  the  ministry,  one  definite  pur- 
pose which  he  had  in  choosing  oriental  research  for  his  life  work, 
was  to  be  of  service  to  the  missionaries  in  the  East.  He  placed 
himself  under  the  instruction  of  deSacy  and  Garcin  de  Tassy 
in  Paris,  and  Bopp  in  Berlin,  and  after  an  absence  of  between 
three  and  four  years  returned  to  New  Haven,  and  in  1841  was 
made  Professor  of  the  Arabic  and  Sanskrit  Languages  and  Liter- 
ature. By  the  terms  of  his  appointment  he  became  the  first  Uni- 
versity Professor  at  Yale.  Before  entering  on  his  duties  in  1843 
he  again  went  abroad  and  spent  several  months  in  Bonn,  reading 
Sanskrit  with  Lassen,  and  studying  with  Burnouf  in  France.  In 
the  course  of  the  next  few  years  the  province  of  both  Arabic  and 
Sanskrit  became  so  enlarged  as  to  be  beyond  the  mastery  of  a 
single  scholar,  and  he  retired  from  the  chair  of  Sanskrit  in  1854 
in  favor  of  his  already  distinguished  pupil,  William  D.  Whitney, 
for  whose  salary  Prof.  Salisbury  himself  made  permanent  provi- 
sion. He  retained  the  Professorship  of  Arabic  until  1856.  In 
1869  he  was  urged,  without  success,  to  accept  a  similar  chair  at 
Harvard  University. 

After  his  retirement  Professor  Salisbury  visited  Europe  for  a 
third  time,  and  a  year  later  returned  to  the  pursuit  of  his  literary 
and  histoHcal  studies  at  home. 

For  eleven  years  he  was  the  Corresponding  Secretary  of  the 
American  Oriental  Society,  and  for  ten  years  its  President,  and 
almost  from  the  beginning  its  invaluable  supporter.  It  was  con- 
ceded that  for  some  ten  years  he  was  virtually  the  society,  so 
unreservedly  did  he  give  to  it  his  time,  labor,  and  means. 
Among  his  many  papers  read  before  the  Society,  that  on  '  the 
"  History  of  Buddhism"  (1844),  on  the  "Science  of  Moslem  Tra- 
dition" (1859),  and  his  "Notice  of  the  Book  of  Sulaiman's  'Mrst 
Bipe  FruW  "  (1864),  were  regarded  as  of  special  scientific  value. 
In  accordance  with  his  suggestion  a  classical  section,  for  the  pro- 
motion of  classical  learning  in  its  various  bearings  on  oriental 
subjects,  was  formed  within  the  Oriental  Society,  and  from  this 


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the  Philological  Association  was  an  offshoot  some  twenty  years 
later. 

Professor  Salisbury's  scholarly  attainments  were  recognized  by 
his  election  as  a  member  of  the  Asiatic  Society  of  Paris  in  1838, 
when  he  was  but  24  years  of  age,  a  member  of  the  Connecticut 
Academy  of  Arts  and  Sciences  in  1839,  a  fellow  of  the  American 
Academy  of  Arts  and  Sciences  in  Boston  in  1848,  and  a  corre- 
ponding  member  of  the  Imperial  Academy  of  Sciences  and  Belles 
Lettres  at  Constantinople  in  1855,  of  the  German  Oriental  Society 
in  1859,  and  of  the  American  Antiquarian  Society  in  1861.  He 
received  the  degree  of  Doctor  of  Laws  from  Yale  in  1869,  and 
from  Harvard  in  1886. 

Besides  his  contributions  on  oriental  subjects,  Professor  Salis- 
bury treated  topics  of  more  general  interest  in  a  "  Sketch  of  the 
Life  and  Works  of  Michael  Angelo  Buonarroti"  in  1858,  and 
in  a  lecture  before  the  Yale  Art  School  in  1877  on  the  "Princi- 
ples of  Domestic  Taste,"  both  of  which  were  published  in  the 
Nexo  Englander.  For  the  work,  "  Yale  College  "  (1879),  he  wrote 
a  biographical  and  historical  paper  on  the  Trumbull  Gallery. 

In  his  later  years  he  took  a  keen  interest  in  genealogical 
studies,  and  printed  in  1886  "Family  Memorials",  and  in  1892 
"Family  Histories  and  Genealogies"  relating  to  the  ancestry  of 
his  wife's  family,  in  several  large  volumes  remarkable  for  fulness, 
accuracy,  and  typographical  excellence. 

In  1870  Professor  Salisbury  gave  his  very  valuable  collection 
of  oriental  books  and  manuscripts  to  the  Yale  Library,  with  a 
fund  for  additions.  His  aid  made  possible  the  completion  of  the 
"Old  Library"  building,  and  his  gifts  for  special  needs  of  the 
University  Library  were  generous  and  frequent.  His  interest  in 
art,  and  his  friendly  sentiment  towards  the  Art  School  were 
shown  in  a  similar  manner.  Toward  the  erection  of  East  and 
West  Divinity  Halls  he  gave  considerable  sums.  But  among  his 
most  timely  gifts  were  those  which  secured  to  the  University  the 
life-long  services  of  Professors  James  D.  Dana  and  William  D. 
Whitney.  In  accordance  with  the  provisions  of  his  will  it  is 
expected  that  the  University  will  ultimately  receive  large  addi- 
tional amounts. 

Professor  Salisbury  was  a  deacon  in  the  Center  Church  from 
1849  to  1862,  and  a  member  from  1840  to  1872,  when  he  trans- 
ferred this  relation  to  the  Church  in  Yale  College.  He  was  a 
member  of  the  Art  Council  of  the  School  of  Fine  Arts  from  its 


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formation  in  1865,  and  until  a  year  before  his  decease  a  member 
of  the  Standing  Committee-of  the  University  Library.  He  was 
also  the  Secretary  of  his  class  for  many  years. 

In  the  spring  of  1 836  he  married  his  cousin,  Abigail  Salisbury 
Phillips,  daughter  of  Edward  Phillips,  Esq.,  of  Boston.  She  died 
in  1869,  and  their  only  daughter  in  1875.  On  November  23, 
1871,  he  married  Evelyn  McCurdy,  daughter  of  Judge  Charles 
J.  McCurdy  (Yale  1817),  of  the  Connecticut  Supreme  Court. 

Professor  Salisbury  died  at  his  home  from  heart  failure  follow- 
ing an  illness  of  about  a  week  from  pneumonia,  on  February  6, 
1901,  having  nearly  completed  his  87th  year. 

Alfred  Stille,  son  of  John  Stille,  a  prosperous  East  India 
merchant  and  Maria  (Wagner)  Stille,  was  born  in  Philadelphia, 
Pa.,  on  October  30,  1813.  At  the  age  of  fifteen  he  entered  Yale, 
but  his  course  was  cut  short  in  1830,  and  he  graduated  from  the 
University  of  Pennsylvania  in  1832.  In  1850  he  received  the  de- 
gree of  M.A.  from  Yale,  and  was  then  enrolled  with  his  class. 

The  year  following  his  graduation  at  Philadelphia  he  began 
the  studj^  of  medicine,  and  received  his  degree  of  M.D.  from  the 
Universitj^  of  Pennsylvania  in  1836.  He  was  at  once  appointed 
resident  physician  in  the  Philadelphia  Hospital,  but  soon  Avent 
abroad  and  pursued  further  studies  for  two  years,  mostly  in 
Paris.  He  began  to  lecture  on  pathology  and  the  practice  of 
medicine  before  the  Philadelphia  Association  for  Medical  Im- 
provement in  1844,  and  continued  these  lectures  until  1850,  in  the 
meantime  becoming  a  resident  physician  in  the  Pennsylvania 
Hospital.  In  1851  he  again  went  abroad  for  professional  study, 
chiefly  in  Vienna. 

In  1854  he  was  appointed  Professor  of  the  Theory  and  Practice 
of  Medicine  in  Pennsylvania  Medical  College,  and  ten  years  later 
was  elected  to  a  similar  chair  in  the  University  of  Pennsylvania, 
where  his  brother  Charles  (Yale  1839)  was  Professor  and  after- 
ward Provost.  His  instruction  was  held  in  high  regard  and  at- 
tracted large  classes.  In  1884  he  was  made  Professor  Emeritus, 
and  held  this  position  during  the  remainder  of  his  life.  He  was 
one  of  the  visiting  physicians  of  St.  Joseph's  Hospital  from  its 
organization  in  1840  until  1877,  and  during  the  Civil  War  at  the 
United  States  Satterlee  Hospital.  From  1865  to  1871  he  was  one 
of  the  physicians  and  clinical  lecturers  at  the  Philadelphia  Hos- 
pital. 


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He  was  one  of  the  founders  of  the  American  Medical  Associa- 
tion, of  which  he  was  President  in  1871.  From  1859  to  1863  he 
was  President  of  the  Philadelphia  Pathological  Society,  in  1862 
of  the  Philadelphia  County  Medical  Association,  and  in  1883  of 
the  College  of  Physicians  of  Philadelphia.  He  was  a  member  of 
the  Historical  Society  of  Pennsylvania,  a  corresponding  fellow  of 
the  New  York  Academy  of  Medicine,  an  honorary  member  of  the 
New  York  Neurological  Society,  and  of  the  medical  societies  of 
Rhode  Island,  New  York,  and  California.  He  received  the  hon- 
orary degree  of  LL.D.  from  Pennsylvania  College  in  1876  and 
from  the  University  of  Pennsylvania  in  1889. 

His  contributions  to  medical  literature  were  numerous  and  won 
him  high  repute  in  this  country  and  abroad.  Besides  essays,  re- 
views and  translations  he  issued  a  number  of  elaborate  treatises. 
His  "Elements  of  General  Pathology  "  (1848),  "Therapeutics  and 
Materia  Medica,"  first  published  in  1860,  and  his  "National  Dis- 
pensatory," edited  conjointly  with  Professor  Maisch,  and  first  is- 
sued in  1879,  are  standard  works  of  great  value. 

Professsor  Stille  married  in  1841,  Caroline  Barnett,  and  had 
two  sons  who  were  physicians,  and  a  daughter  who  married 
Robert  S.  Ives,  M.D.  (Yale  1864).  After  the  death  of  his  first 
wife  he  married,  in  June,  1899,  Miss  Katherine  A.  Blackstone, 
of  Kent  County,  Md. 

He  died  after  a  brief  illness  at  his  home  in  Philadelphia,  on 
September  24,  1900,  in  his  87th  year. 

1833 

Frederick  Ellsworth  Mather,  son  of  Ellsworth  and  Laura 
(Wolcott)  Mather,  was  born  on  May  23,  1809,  in  Windsor, 
Conn.  He  was  a  lineal  descendant  of  the  nonconformist.  Rev. 
Richard  Mather,  who  came  from  England  to  Boston,  Mass.,  in 
1635,  and  on  his  father's  side  he  was  the  grandson  of  the  sister 
of  Chief  Justice  Oliver  Ellsworth.  His  father  died  when  he  was 
five  years  of  age,  and  he  was  reared  as  a  farmer's  boy  by  his 
grandfather,  Colonel  Oliver  Mather.  At  the  age  of  eleven  years 
he  rescued  a  man  and  boy  from  drowning  in  a  freshet.  After 
the  death  of  his  grandfather  in  1829,  he  spent  a  few  months  in 
the  office  of  Judge  Miller,  of  Ellington,  Conn.,  but  desiring  a  col- 
lege training  he  soon  commenced  a  preparatory^  course,  and  was 
admitted  to  Yale  in  the  second  term  of  Sophomore  year. 


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After  graduation  he  resumed  the  study  of  law  in  the  office  of 
Judge  Parsons  and  of  Governor  Ellsworth  of  Hartford,  and  then 
entered  the  Yale  Law  School.  Toward  the  close  of  1835  he  became 
law  clerk  in  a  New  York  office,  and  after  his  admission  as  Coun- 
selor at  Law  in  1838  he  immediately  began  practice  by  himself. 
After  thirty-five  years  of  successful  practice  he  partially  withdrew 
from  business  in  1872. 

In  1845  he  was  a  Democratic  member  of  the  New  York  State 
Assembly,  from  1854  to  1857  a  member  of  the  Common  Council 
of  New  York  Cit}'-,  and  for  a  number  of  years  inspector  and  later 
trustee  of  the  public  schools. 

Li  1837  he  entered  the  264th  Regiment,  64th  Brigade,  New 
York  State  Infantry,  of  which  he  was  commissioned  successively 
First  Lieutenant,  Captain,  Lieutenant  Colonel,  and  in  1842  Gen- 
eral. 

For  many  years  he  devoted,  much  attention  to  the  conduct  of 
public  charities,  and  was  an  officer  of  the  Prison  Association,  the 
Association  for  Improving  the  Condition  of  the  Poor,  the  Sani- 
tary Association,  the  Rose  Beneficent  Association,  and  others. 
But  he  was  most  deeply  interested  in  medical  charities.  From  1851 
to  the  close  of  1889  he  was  President  of  the  Demilt  Dispensary, 
of  which  he  was  the  originator.  The  results  of  a  tour  of  inspec- 
tion of  hospitals  and  dispensaries  abroad  were  embodied  in  the 
25th  Annual  Report  of  this  institution.  He  was  one  of  the  in- 
corporators of  the  Roosevelt  Hospital,  and  served  many  years  as 
a  trustee.  He  aided  in  starting  the  Northeastern  and  Northwest- 
ern Dispensaries. 

He  was  a  member  of  the  American  Geographical  Society,  of 
the  Wisconsin  Historical  Society,  and  an  officer  of  several  im- 
portant business  enterprises. 

He  was  one  of  the  originators  of  the  New  York  Yale  Alumni 
Association,  and  assisted  in  the  organization  of  the  Yale  Law 
School  Alumni  Association,  and  of  the  Association  of  the  Bar  of 
the  City  of  New  York. 

In  1882  he  retired  from  his  law  practice  entirely,  and  made  a 
long  visit  abroad. 

General  Mather  died  of  paralysis  at  his  home  in  New  York 
City  on  November  9,  1900,  in  his  92nd  year.  He  had  been  un- 
able to  leave  his  house  for  six  years,  but  had  retained  full  pos- 
session of  his  faculties  and  a  keen  interest  in  current  events  until 
the  last  week. 


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He  maiTiecl,  in  Hartford,  Conn.,  on  May  3,  1837,  Ellen  Pome- 
roy  Goodrich,  who  died  in  1871,  by  whom  he  had  two  sons  and 
six  dauerhters.  He  afterward  married  Charlotte  Foster  of  Cum- 
berland  County,  England,  who  died  in  1884.  His  daughters  by 
the  first  marriage  are  all  living.  A  brother  graduated  at  Yale 
in  1837. 

1834 

Jeremiah  Root  Barnes,  son  of  Eli  Barnes,  a  ship  carpenter, 
and  Roxana  (  Newell )  Barnes,  was  born  on  March  9,  1809,  in 
Southington,  Conn.,  but  entered  college  from  New  Haven.  He, 
united  with  the  Center  Church  in  1827. 

After  graduation  he  studied  two  years  in  Yale  Theological 
Seminary.  He  was  licensed  by  the  New  Haven  West  Associa- 
tion in  1836,  and  in  October  of  that  year  he  began  preaching  at 
Evansville,  Ind.  In  October,  1838,  he  was  ordained  as  an  evan- 
gelist, at  Salem,  Ind.,  and  on  November  24,  was  settled  over  the 
First  Presbyterian  Church  in  Evansville.  After  a  ministry  of 
nine  years  he  left  there,  and  spent  the  next  year  at  Marietta,  O., 
as  financial  agent  for  Marietta  College.  He  preached  eighteen 
months  at  Piqua,  O.,  and  in  1850  established  a  Young  Ladies' 
Seminary  in  the  suburbs  of  Cincinnati  which  he  conducted  for  a 
few  years,  and  at  the  same  time  published  The  Western  Maga- 
zine, In  1855-56  he  supplied  the  church  at  Georgetown,  O., 
then  removed  to  Minnesota  and  supplied  the  First  Presbyterian 
Church  in  St.  Paul  six  months.  He  organized  Congregational 
churches  at  Cannon  Falls  and  Northfield,  and  was  one  of  the 
founders  of  Carleton  College  in  the  latter  place.  In  1861  he 
went  to  New  York  City,  and  worked  in  the  Freedmen's  Bureau 
until  the  close  of  the  Civil  War. 

He  published  a  few  sermons,  and  occasionally  contributed 
verses  as  well  as  prose  to  local  papers,  and  assisted  his  brother- 
in-law,  Jessie  Olney,  in  the  preparation  of  Olney's  "  Geography". 
He  received  the  honorary  degree  of  Master  of  Arts  from  Yale 
University  in  1892. 

He  married,  August  7,  1836,  Miss  Catharine  M.  Piatt,  of  Pros- 
pect, Conn.,  who  died  in  1838.  He  afterward  married,  on  Sep- 
tember 26,  1839,  Miss  Caroline  M.  Webster,  of  Newburyport, 
Mass.,  who  was  then  teaching  in  Marietta.  In  1890  he  married 
for  his  third  wife,  Mrs.  Eliza  T.  Drew,  of  Evansville,  Ind. 


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Mr.  Barnes  died  of  old  age,  at  Marietta,  on  January  1,  190 J, 
in  his  92d  year.  He  was  the  last  survivor  of  his  class.  Four 
of  his  six  children  are  living,  of  whom  one  is  the  wife  of  Profes- 
sor George  R.  Gear,  of  Marietta  College. 

1835 

Samuel  Henry  Galpin,  son  of  Samuel  and  Caroline  (Wood- 
house)  Galpin,  was  born  in  Wethersfield,  Conn.,  on  October  18, 
1812. 

For  some  years  following  graduation  he  taught  in  Glastonbury, 
Conn.,  and  in  Natchez,  Miss.  In  pursuance  of  the  plan  of  his  life 
early  formed,  he  then  studied  for  the  ministry,  and  graduated  at 
the  Theological  Institute  of  Connecticut  (then  in  East  Windsor, 
now  in  Hartford),  in  1844.  It  required,  however,  only  two  years 
of  preaching  to  satisfy  him  that  his  health  was  unequal  to  this 
line  of  work;  and  he  resumed  teaching,  living  in  Lexington,  Ky., 
and  Indianapolis,  Ind.,  until  1863.  Being  then  compelled  by  his 
health  to  seek  still  more  active  work,  he  entered  the  railroad  serv- 
ice at  Bristol,  Conn.  Thence  he  went  in  1864  to  the  Treasury 
Department  in  Washington,  where  he  remained  until  1885. 
Thereafter  he  lived  in  quiet  and  in  comfort  in  Washington  until 
1898,  when  he  took  up  his  residence  with  his  son  in  New  Haven. 

He  died  at  Savin  Rock,  near  New  Haven,  Conn.,  on  September 
12,  1900,  in  his  88th  year. 

In  his  memory,  his  son  has  founded  the  Samuel  H.  Galpin  Latin 
Prize,  to  be  annually  awarded  to  that  member  of  the  Fresh- 
man class  who  has  shown  the  highest  proficency  in  Latin  at  his 
entrance  examination. 

In  November,  1844,  he  married  Miss  Marianne  Perrin,  of  East 
Windsor  Hill,  who  died  in  1891.  Of  the  two  sons,  the  younger 
died  in  infancy ;  the  elder,  Samuel  A.  Galpin  (M.A.  Yale*  1880)  is 
now  in  business  in  New  Haven.    He  left  also,  an  adopted  daughter. 

1836 

Austin  Isham,  son  of  Ashur  and  Tryphena  (Easton)  Isham, 
was  born  in  Hartford,  Conn.,  on  October  25,  1813. 

After  graduation  he  studied  theology  one  year  with  Rev. 
Nathan  Perkins  (Yale  1795),  and  then  entered  the  Yale  Seminary, 
completing  his  course  in  1839.  He  was  licensed  to  preach  by  the 
Litchfield  South  Association  in  1838,  and  was  installed  Pastor  of 


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the  Congregational  Church  in  Roxbiiry,  Conn.,  June  5,  1839. 
This  was  his  only  settlement,  and  he  continued  with  this  church 
for  twenty-four  years.  From  1878  to  1889,  he  was  Acting  Pastor 
of  the  Congregational  Church  at  New  Preston  Hill,  in  the  towii 
of  Washington,  Conn.,  after  which  he  resided  in  Roxbury  with- 
out charge,  revered  and  beloved  by  all  his  people. 

He  married  in  New  Haven,  on  October  8,  1839,  Sophia  B., 
daughter  of  Asahel  Strong,  a  teacher  in  Woodbury,  Conn.,  and 
Elizabeth  (Mallory)  Strong. 

Mr.  Isham  died  of  heart  failure  at  his  home  in  Roxbury  on 
January  19,  1901,  at  the  age  of  87  years.  His  widow,  one  of 
their  two  sons,  and  three  daughters  survive. 

Giles  Meigs  Porter,  son  of  Rev.  Dr.  Noah  Porter  (Yale 
1803)  and  Mehitabel  (Meigs)  Porter,  and  younger  brother  of  the 
late  President  Noah  Porter,  was  born  on  April  2,  1815,  at  Farm- 
ington.  Conn. 

After  graduation  he  taught  one  winter  in  Farmington  Academy, 
and  a  year  each  in  Putnam,  0.,in  Delaware,  O.,  and  in  the  Family 
School  for  Boys  of  Simeon  Hart  (Yale  1823),  meantime  having 
begun  the  study  of  theology.  Later  he  spent  a  year  in  Yale 
Seminary,  and  was  ordained  Pastor  of  the  Congregational  Church 
in  Green's  Farms,  Conn.,  December  25,  1844.  In  the  spring  of 
1850  he  was  dismissed,  and  for  a  few  months  assisted  in  editing 
the  New  York  Observer.  After  supplying  for  a  time  the  Congre- 
gational Church  in  Unionville,  Conn.,  he  was  settled  as  pastor  in 
October,  1852.  Owing  to  ill  health  he  resigned  in  1856,  and 
traveled  in  the  West.  He  preached  during  the  winter  in  Newaygo, 
Mich.,  and  the  following  spring  bought  a  farm  in  Garnavillo, 
Clayton  Co.,  la.,  where  he  resided  for  thirty  years,  preaching 
much  of  the  time  in  Garnavillo,  and  vicinity.  In  1888  he  removed 
to  Minneapolis,  Minn. 

He  married,  on  January  10,  1845,  Miss  Sarah  M.,  daughter  of 
Aaron  Jennings,  of  New  York  City,  and  had  three  daughters  and 
two  sons. 

Mr.  Porter  died  at  his  home  in  Minneapolis,  on  February  1, 
1901,  in  his  86th  year.     His  widow  and  five  children  survive. 


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1837 


Owen  Brainerd  Arnold,  son  of  Jared  Arnold,  a  sea  captain, 
and  Susannah  (Brainerd)  Arnold,  was  born  in  Haddam,  Conn., 
on  July  11,  1818. 

After  graduation  he  taught  in  Oglethorpe  University,  Ga.,  until 
1840,  then  at  La  Grange  High  School  in  the  same  State  until  1844. 
After  an  interval,  spent  in  part  in  New  Haven  in  further  study, 
he  was  in  New  York  until  1850.  In  1855  he  was  chosen  Cashier 
of  the  Bank  of  New  England  at  East  Haddam,  and  the  follow- 
ing year  to  the  same  position  in  the  Meriden  (Conn.)  National 
Bank.  In  1891  he  was  elected  President.  He  was  a  member  of 
the  first  Board  of  Councilmen  of  Meriden  in  1867,  and  represented 
the  city  in  the  Legislature  in  1861  and  1874.  He  was  a  director 
in  several  business  corporations,  trustee  of  the  State  Reform 
School  for  a  dozen  years,  and  vestryman  and  for  many  years 
treasurer  of  St.  Andrew's  Church. 

Mr.  Arnold  died  on  August  30,  1900,  after  an  illness  of  a  few 
days  resulting  from  nervous  shock  received  from  a  fall  while 
alighting  from  a  trolley  car.  His  age  was  82  years.  He  was 
unmarried. 

Moses  Mears  Bagg,  son  of  Moses  Bagg,  proprietor  of  Bagg's 
Hotel,  and  Sophia  (Derbyshire)  Bagg,  was  born  on  July  13,  1816, 
at  Utica,  N.  Y.  He  was  a  student  at  Hamilton  College  for  about 
two  years,  and  then  joined  the  class  at  Yale  in  Junior  year. 

After  graduation  he  taught  one  year  in  Mount  Hope  College, 
Baltimore,  Md,,  and  then  studied  medicine  in  Utica  and  Phila- 
delphia, and  at  Geneva  Medical  College,  from  which  he  received 
the  degree  of  M.D.  in  1840.  After  a  year's  practice  in  Utica  he 
spent  about  fifteen  months  abroad,  chiefly  pursuing  medical 
studies  in  Paris.  Soon  after  his  return  he  was  appointed  the  first 
City  Physician.  From  1851  to  1854  he  was  a  member  of  the 
Board  of  Health,  and  during  part  of  his  time  health  ofiicer.  In 
1 864  he  spent  a  month  among  the  wounded  soldiers  in  Washing- 
ton, D.  C.  From  1865  to  1870  he  was  physician  at  the  City 
Hospital,  and  prior  to  that  conducted  a  private  hospital.  For 
nearly  fifty  years  he  was  one  of  the  visiting  physicians  at  the  Utica 
Oqjhan  Asylum,  of  which  his  mother  was  one  of  the  founders, 
and  one  of  the  first  trustees  of  Faxton  Hospital.  From  1883  to 
1885  he  was  one  of  the  Board  of  Examiners  for  Pension  Claims. 
He  was  at  one  time  President  of  the  Oneida  County  Medical 


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Society.     He  was  also  one  of  the  original  trustees  of  the  Utica 
Cemetery  Association. 

In  educational  matters  he  was  deeply  interested.  He  was  for 
six  years  trustee  of  the  Utica  Free  Academy,  and  at  one  time 
instructor  there  in  French  for  two  years.  He  was  one  of  the 
organizers  of  the  Utica  Female  Academy,  president  of  its  board 
of  trustees,  and  for  several  years  an  instructor.  He  was  also  one 
of  the  earliest  members  of  the  Mechanics'  Association,  and  for 
two  years  chairman  of  the  lecture  committee.  He  received  the 
honorary  degree  of  Master  of  Arts  from  Hamilton  College  in 
1856. 

Besides  other  historical  addresses,  in  1871  he  delivered  a  lecture 
on  the  "  Men  of  Old  Fort  Schuyler,"  which  after  further  research 
he  expanded  into  a  volume  giving  a  sketch  of  the  village  up  to 
1825,  entitled  "The  Pioneers  of  Utica,"  and  issued  in  1877.  In 
that  year,  principally  through  his  influence,  the  Oneida  County 
Historical  Society  was  formed,  of  which  Dr.  Bagg  was  for  many 
years  Secretary,  and  from  1889  Librarian.  For  his  untiring  labors 
and  great  services  to  the  Society  he  was  held  in  the  highest 
esteem. 

In  1892  he  edited  the  "Memorial  History  of  Utica,"  a  large 
part  of  which  he  wrote,  covering  the  history  of  the  village  and 
city  from  1825  to  1892. 

He  died  after  an  illness  of  a  few  months  at  his  home  in  Utica, 
May  2,  1900,  in  his  84th  year. 

In  early  life  Dr.  Bagg  was  a  member  of  the  First  Presbyterian 
Church,  but  in  1845  transferred  his  membership  to  the  Dutch 
Reformed  Church,  which  he  served  as  deacon  and  elder,  and 
represented  in  the  General  Synod. 

He  married,  on  November  23,  1847,  Maria  R.,  eldest  daughter 
of  Samuel  Farwell  of  Utica.  Their  golden  wedding  was  cele- 
brated in  1897.  Mrs.  Bagg,  two  sons,  and  four  daughters  are 
still  living.     One  daughter  graduated  at  Yassar  College  in  1869. 

William  Maxwell  Evarts,  son  of  Jeremiah  Evarts  (Yale 
1802)  and  Mehetabel  Barnes  Evarts,  was  born  in  Boston,  Mass., 
on  February  6,  1818.  His  mother  was  the  daughter  of  Roger 
Sherman,  one  of  the  signers  of  the  Declaration  of  Independence. 
Through  his  mother  also  he  was  a  cousin  of  his  classmate,  John 
Hooker.  He  was  named  from  his  father's  classmate,  Hon. 
William  Maxwell. 


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He  was  a  member  of  the  Linonian  Society,  and  on  the  occasion 
of  its  centennial  anniversary  in  July,  1853,  he  delivered  an 
address  on  "  Public  Life."  During  his  Senior  year  he  was  a 
member  of  the  first  board  of  editors  of  the  Yale  Literary  Maga- 
zine. 

After  graduation  he  taught  school  in  Windsor,  Vt.,  and  began 
to  read  law,  the  next  year  continued  his  studies  at  Harvard  Law 
School,  and  in  1839  entered  the  office  of  Daniel  Lord,  LL.D. 
(Yale  1814),  in  New  York  City.  In  1814  he  was  admitted  to  the 
New  York  bar,  and  soon  formed  a  partnership  with  J.  Prescott 
Hall  (Yale  1817).  In  1856  he  entered  the  firm  of  Butler,  Evarts 
&  Southmayd,  which  in  1859  became  Evarts,  Southmayd  & 
Choate,  and  in  1884  Evarts,  Choate  &>  Bearaan,  in  which  he 
remained  to  the  close  of  his  life. 

In  1849  he  was  appointed  Deputy  U.  S.  District  Attorney  of 
the  Southern  District  of  New  York  under  Mr.  Hall,  and  while 
holding  this  office  he  prosecuted  the  case  of  the  Cuban  filibusters 
in  the  Cleopatra  expedition.  After  his  return  to  private  practice 
in  1853  he  was  counsel  for  the  slaves  in  the  Lemmon  slave  case. 
In  1860  he  was  a  delegate  to  the  Chicago  National  Convention 
which  nominated  Abraham  Lincoln  for  President  of  the  United 
States,  and  although  he  had  at  first  warmly  favored  William  H. 
Seward  he  moved  to  make  the  nomination  of  Lincoln  unanimous. 
In  1861  he  was  a  candidate  for  XJ.  S.  Senator,  with  Horace  Greeley 
as  his  chief  competitor,  but  both  withdrew  from  the  contest. 
Later,  in  1885,  Mr.  Evarts  was  elected  to  the  U.  S.  Senate,  and 
served  for  six  years.  During  the  Civil  War  he  was  employed  by 
the  U.  S.  government  in  many  important  legal  cases,  among  them 
in  the  prosecution  of  Jefferson  Davis.  He  also  visited  England 
and  France  in  a  semi-official  capacity,  and  prevented  intended 
assistance  to  the  Confederacy.  In  the  impeachment  trial  of 
President  Johnson  in  1868  he  was  leading  counsel  for  the  defend- 
ant. His  argument  occupied  the  attention  of  the  Senate  for  three 
days,  and  showed  the  result  of  exhaustive  research  and  great 
powers  of  logic  and  oratory.  From  July,  1868,  until  the  close 
of  the  administration  Mr.  Evarts  was  Attorney-General  in  Presi- 
dent Johnson's  cabinet.  In  1871  he  was  appointed  counsel  for 
the  United  States  before  the  Tribunal  of  Arbitration  at  Geneva, 
Switzerland,  and  rendered  important  public  service  by  his  power- 
ful plea  in  support  of  the  Alabama  Claims.  He  was  the  chief 
counsel  of  Henry  Ward  Beecher  in  the  noted  trial  of  1874-75, 


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and  his  summing  up  of  the  defense  lasted  eight  days.  In  1877 
he  was  the  leading  counsel  of  the  Republican  party  before  the 
U.  S.  Electoral  Commission,  whose  decision  placed  Mr.  Hayes  in 
the  presidential  chair.  He  was  Secretary  of  State  during  the 
whole  of  President  Hayes's  administration,  and  conferred  a  pub- 
lic benefit  by  raising  the  standard  of  consular  service.  In  1881 
he  was  a  delegate  to  the  International  Monetary  Conference  at 
Paris. 

Mr.  Evarts  delivered  many  notable  orations  on  important  pub- 
lic occasions,  but  only  a  few  have  been  printed  in  permanent  form. 
In  1873,  at  Dartmouth  College,  he  pronounced  an  admirable 
eulogy  on  Chief  Justice  Chase,  and  in  1876  at  Philadelphia  the 
centennial  oration,  on  "  What  the  Age  owes  to  America."  He 
made  the  presentation  address  at  the  unveiling  of  the  statue  of 
Daniel  Webster  in  Central  Park,  New  York,  and  of  the  Bartholdi 
Statue  of  Liberty  in  New  York  harbor,  and  was  the  speaker  at  the 
dedication  of  statues  of  William  H.  Seward  in  Madison  Square, 
New  York,  and  in  Auburn,  N.  Y.  For  many  years  he  regularly 
spoke  at  the  banquets  of  the  New  England  Society  and  the 
Chamber  of  Commerce,  and  was  a  welcome  speaker  on  the  politi- 
cal platform.  His  last  public  address  was  in  the  Brooklyn 
Academy  of  Music  during  the  presidential  campaign  in  1892. 

He  was  one  of  the  founders  of  the  Bar  Association  of  the 
City  of  New  York  and  its  first  President ;  for  many  years 
President  of  the  Union  League  club,  and  also  of  the  New  Eng- 
land Society  ;  a  trustee  of  the  Peabody  Education  Fund  ;  and  a 
member  of  many  other  social  and  commercial  bodies. 

He  was  a  Fellow  of  the  Corporation  of  Yale  University  from 
1872  to  1891.  He  received  the  honorary  degree  of  LL.D.  from 
Union  College  in  1857,  from  Yale  in  1865,  and  from  Harvard  in 
1870. 

He  died  of  pneumonia  at  his  home  in  New  York  City,  on  February 
28,  1901,  at  the  age  of  83  years.  For  several  years  his  health  had 
been  declining,  and  he  had  almost  entirely  lost  his  eyesight. 
During  his  college  course  he  united  with  the  College  Church  on 
profession,  and  in  New  York  was  connected  with  Calvary  Protes- 
tant Episcopal  Church. 

Mr.  Evarts  married,  on  August  30,  1843,  Helen  Minerva, 
daughter  of  Allen  Wardner  of  Windsor,  Yt.  Their  golden  wed- 
ding was  celebrated  at  their  summer  home  in  Windsor,  Yt.,  in 
1893.     Mrs.  Evarts  is  still  living,  and  of  their  seven  sons  and  five 


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daughters,  four  sons  and  five  daughters  survive.  Three  sons, 
Alle'n  W.,  Sherman  and  Maxwell,  graduated  at  Yale  in  1 869, 1881 
and  1884,  respectively. 

JoHx  Hooker,  son  of  Edward  Hooker  (Yale  1805)  and  Eliza 
(Daggett)  Hooker,  was  born  on  April  19,  1816,  at  Farmington, 
Conn.  He  was  a  lineal  descendant  in  the  sixth  generation  of 
Rev.  Thomas  Hooker,  founder  of  Hartford  Colony.  He  was 
named  after  his  uncle,  John  Hooker  (Yale  1796),  and  through  his 
mother  was  a  cousin  of  his  classmate,  Hon.  William  M.  Evarts. 

During  his  boyhood  he  planted  many  of  the  trees  which  have 
since  added  much  to  the  beauty  of  the  streets,  of  his  native 
village. 

He  entered  college  with  the  class  of  1836,  but  joined  the  class 
of  1837,  during  its  Freshman  year.  Before  the  close  of  the 
Sophomore  year  he  became  a  victim  of  typhoid  fever,  and  did  not 
complete  his  course,  but  received  the  degree  of  M.A.  in  1842, 
when  he  was  enrolled  with  his  class. 

In  consequence  of  serious  injury  to  his  eyes  by  a  too  early 
return  to  stud}^  he  decided  to  follow  an  outdoor  life,  and  made 
two  sea  voyages,  one  to  the  Mediterranean  and  one  to  China,  both 
before  the  mast.  After  two  years  of  life  on  the  sea  he  took  up 
the  study  of  law  in  Hartford  and  in  the  Yale  Law  School.  He 
was  admitted  to  the  Hartford  County  Bar  in  1841,  and  practiced 
his  profession  in  Farmington  for  ten  years.  During  his  residence 
there  escaped  slaves  were  frequently  sheltered  in  the  town,  the 
Ainistad  captives  were  brought  there  for  education,  and  other 
events  led  him  to  a  thorough  study  which  convinced  him  of  the 
justice  of  the  Anti-Slavery  cause. 

In  1850  he  was  elected  by  the  abolition  voters  of  the  town  to 
the  House  of  Representatives  in  the  State  Legislature.  In  1851 
he  removed  to  Hartford,  which  was  his  home  thereafter,  and 
formed  a  partnership  with  Hon.  Joseph  R.  Hawley  (LL.D.  Yale 
18S6). 

In  January,  1858,  he  was  appointed  Reporter  of  the  Supreme 
Court  of  the  State,  and  held  the  office  until  his  retirement  in 
January,  1894.  The  thirty-eight  volumes  of  "  Reports  "  which 
he  edited  are  models  of  thoroughness  and  accuracy.  A  friend  of 
many  years  has  said  of  his  service :  "  1  am  glad  that  I  came  upon 
the  Supreme  Court  in  season  to  see  Mr.  Hooker  in  actual  relation 
to  his  work  there  in  the  consultation  room.    It  was  probably  more 


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important  than  if  he  had  been,  what  he  might  have  been,  one  of 
the  judges,  and  did  more  to  keep  the  court  in  an  even  and  con- 
sistent course  during  the  long  period  of  his  connection  with  it." 
He  twice  declined  to  have  his  name  considered  for  nomination  to 
a  judgeship  in  the  Superior  Court.  Previous  to  1872  he  was  also 
Register  in  Bankruptcy,  but  resigned  the  office  in  order  to  go 
abroad. 

In  ]899  he  published  a  volume  entitled  "Some  Reminiscences 
of  a  Long  Life."  He  frequently  wrote  verses  of  a  humorous 
character. 

For  many  years  he  was  a  member  of  the  Park  Congregational 
Church,  and  during  most  of  that  time  one  of  its  deacons,  but  in 
later  years  was  connected  with  the  Unitarian  Church.  During 
the  last  twenty  years  and  more  of  his  life  he  was  a  firm  believer 
in  spiritualism. 

Mr.  Hooker  died  at  his  home  from  an  attack  of  grip  and  the 
infirmities  of  age,  on  February  12,  1901,  in  his  85th  year. 

He  married  on  August  5,  1841,  Isabella  H.,  youngest  daughter 
of  Rev.  Dr.  Lyman  Beecher  (Yale  1797),  and  sister  of  Rev. 
Henry  Ward  Beecher  and  Mrs.  Harriet  Beecher  Stowe.  With  the 
movement  for  woman  suffrage,  of  which  Mrs.  Hooker  is  an 
earnest  advocate,  Mr.  Hooker  was  in  hearty  sympathy.  Their 
golden  wedding  anniversary  in  1891  was  a  noteworthy  social 
gathering  and  an  occasion  of  public  interest.  Mrs.  Hooker  sur- 
vives her  husband  with  two  of  their  four  children  :  a  son,  Edward 
B.  Hooker  (M.D.  Boston  Univ.  1877),  and  a  daughter  who  is  the 
widow  of  John  C.  Day  (Yale  1857). 

Robert  Hamilton  Paddock,  son  of  John  and  Lucy  (Vaughan) 
Paddock,  was  born  on  February  18,  1814,  in  Woodstock,  Yt., 
but  entered  college  from  Warsaw,  N.  Y.,  at  the  beginning  of 
Junior  year. 

After  graduation  he  taught  in  Hopkins  Grammar  School  in 
1838,  and  in  New  York  City  in  1839-40.  In  1842  he  began  the 
study  of  medicine  in  New  Haven,  but  obtained  the  degree  of 
M.D.  from  Castleton  (Vt.)  Medical  College  in  1843  and  Berkshire 
Medical  Institute  at  Pittsfield,  Mass.,  in  1844.  From  1843  to 
1847  he  was  Professor  of  Anatomy  and  Physiology,  and  Dean  of 
the  Faculty  at  Willoughby  Medical  College,  Ohio.  In  August, 
1849,  he  visited  California,  returning  to  Connecticut  in  Septem- 
ber, 1850.     E\'om  1851  to  1853  he  was  Professor  of  Anatomy  and 


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Chemistry  in  Starling  Medical  College,  Columbus,  O.,  and  in 
1854-55  Professor  of  Anatomy  and  Physiology  at  Berkshire 
Medical  Institute.  He  was  at  Rockford,  111.,  in  1855-56,  but 
sold  his  farm  at  a  great  sacrifice  during  the  financial  crisis  of 
1857,  and  remo\red  to  Chicago,  where  he  practiced  medicine  and 
gave  a  course  of  popular  lectures.  He  was  in  St.  Louis,  Mo., 
1859-60  ;  Decatur,  111.,  1861-62  ;  in  the  U.  S.  Army  at  Springfield, 
III.,  and  St.  Louis,  1862-63  ;  at  the  City  Hospital  in  St.  Louis, 
1864-65  ;  again  at  Decatur,  1867-70  ;  at  Taylorsville,  111.,  1870- 
73  ;  and  afterward  in  Detroit,  Mich.  For  many  years  before  bis 
death  he  was  not  actively  engaged  in  any  work. 

Dr.  Paddock  died  at  Detroit,  Mich.,  on  March  19,  1900,  at  the 
age  of  86  years. 

He  married,  on  February  14,  1838,  Miss  Cornelia  A.  Brooks, 
of  Cheshire,  Conn.  He  married  again  in  1861,  Marion  J.  Kent, 
of  Merod,  111.,  and  had  a  daughter  who  died  in  her  infancy.  By 
his  first  wife  he  had  three  daughters,  and  a  son,  the  latter  a  grad- 
uate of  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School  in  1876.  One  of  the 
daughters  is  the  wife  of  M.  W.  Robinson,  a  graduate  of  Yale  in 
1857. 

William  Randolph  Randall,  son  of  William  and  Betsey 
(Bassett  )  Randall,  was  born  on  August  14,  1816,  in  Cortland, 
N.  Y.,  whither  his  father  and  uncle  had  removed  in  1812  from 
Stonington,  Conn.,  and  where  they  became  the  leading  merchants 
and  land  owners  of  the  region.  After  completing  his  Freshman 
year  at  Hobart  College,  he  joined  the  Sophomore  class  at  Yale. 

Graduating  on  his  twenty-first  birthday,  he  at  once  began  to 
supervise  a  part  of  his  father's  farming,  mercantile,  and  milling 
interests.  He  subsequently  studied  banking,  and  in  1850  opened 
a  private  bank,  known  as  the  Randall  Bank,  which  he  conducted 
with  success  until  1870,  when  he  retired  from  active  business. 
He  was  one  of  the  incorporators  of  the  Cortland  Savings  Bank 
and  President  from  its  establishment  in  1866  until  1874.  His 
later  years  were  devoted  exclusively  to  the  care  of  the  family 
estates.  He  was  by  nature  conservative  and  retiring,  but  to  his 
friends  he  showed  a  keen  mind  with  the  power  of  felicitous  ex- 
pression, and  a  rare  appreciation  of  the  beautiful. 

His  physical  vigor  remained  unabated  almost  to  the  close  of 
his  life.  He  died  at  his  home,  on  February  3,  1901,  in  his  85th 
year.     Two  sisters  survive  him.     He  was  never  married. 


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William  Smith  Scarborough,  son  of  Joel  Scarborough  and 
Liicretia  (Smith)  Scarborough,  was  born  on  August  2,  1814,  in 
Brooklyn,  Conn. 

While  in  college,  with  his  classmate,  William  M.  Evarts,  he  was 
one  of  the  first  board  of  editors  of  the  Yale  Literary  Magazine. 

The  year  following  graduation  he  entered  the  Law  School  of 
Transylvania  University,  at  Lexington,  Ky.  In  1840  he  was  in 
western  Missouri  and  in  Havana,  Cuba,  and  the  next  year  began 
the  practice  of  his  profession  in  Thompson,  Conn.  He  was  State 
Senator  from  his  district  in  1846.  In  1847  he  removed  to  Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio,  where  he  continued  in  practice  for  thirty  years, 
and  was  Treasurer  of  the  Law  Library  Association  twenty  years, 
and  a  member  of  the  School  Board  for  twenty-two  years.  He  was 
a  deacon  of  the  First  Congregational  Church,  and  a  friend  and 
neighbor  of  Dr.  Lyman  Beecher.  He  was  offered  a  mission  to  the 
Sandwich  Islands  by  President  Hayes.  About  1878  he  returned 
to  Thompson,  and  resided  there  until  the  death  of  his  wife  in 
1894,  after  which  he  made  his  home  in  New  York  City.  He 
wrote  many  magazine  articles  and  a  number  of  poems  which  have 
not  been  published. 

He  married,  on  September  10,  1845,  Eliza  Mitchell  Coe,  of 
Worcester,  Mass.,  daughter  of  John  and  Hannah  (Hodgkins)  Coe, 
and  had  six  sons  and  one  daughter,  of  whom  five  sons  survive. 
The  second  son,  named  after  his  classmate  Evarts,  died  in  early 
childhood. 

Mr.  Scarborough  died  of  pneumonia  in  New  York  City,  on 
November  27,  1900,  at  the  age  of  86  years. 

1838 

James  Tufts,  son  of  Rev.  James  and  Submit  (Hayden)  Tufts, 
was  born  on  November  2,  1812,  at  Wardsboro,  Vt.  He  began 
to  teach  at  the  age  of  17,  pursued  the  Freshman  studies  by  him- 
self, and  entered  college  at  the  close  of  the  first  term  of  Sopho- 
more year. 

After  graduation  he  took  charge  of  the  academy  at  Fairfield, 
Conn.,  for  two  years,  and  then  entered  Andover  Theological  Sem- 
inary, but  left  in  1841  owing  to  chronic  bronchial  trouble.  He 
was  ordained  in  September,  1844,  and  preached  more  or  less  for 
two  years  until  compelled  by  ill  health  to  give  it  up.  From 
that  time  his  life  was  devoted  to  teaching.  He  taught  in  the 
seminary  at  Castleton,  Vt.,  from  1845  to  1847  ;   was  Superintend- 


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ent  of  Schools  of  Windham  County,  Vt.,  from  1848  to  1850; 
and  taught  in  Northampton,  Mass.,  the  next  year.  In  1852  he 
removed  to  Monson,  Mass.,  where  he  was  principal  of  the  acad- 
emy until  1859,  and  then  conducted  a  family  school  for  boys 
until  1892.  His  80th  birthday,  which  occurred  in  that  year,  was 
celebrated  by  a  reception  at  Monson  Academy.  His  deep  per- 
sonal interest  in  his  pupils  inspired  many  to  high  standards  of 
achievement.  He  was  a  member  of  the  school  committee  of 
Monson  sixteen  years. 

Among  his  frequent  contributions  to  newspapers,  his  letters 
on  educational  topics  were  of  especial  interest. 

He  died  of  old  age  and  catarrhal  jaundice  at  his  home  in  Mon- 
son, on  April  29,  1901,  at  the  age  of  88  years. 

He  married,  on  March  21,  1855,  Mary  E.  Warren,  of  Wards- 
boro,  Vt.,  daughter  of  Dr.  John  P.  and  Lucy  (Wheelock)  Warren. 
She  is  still  living,  with  one  son,  a  graduate  of  Yale  Theological 
Seminary  in  1889. 

1839 

Eugene  Edwards,  son  of  Jonathan  Walter  Edwards  ( Yale 
1789)  and  Elizabeth  (Tryon)  Edwards,  and  grandson  of  the 
younger  President  Edwards,  was  born  on  August  14,  1819,  at 
Hartford,  Conn.,  but  entered  college  from  Stonington,  Conn. 

On  graduation  he  studied  law,  but  then  settled  as  a  farmer 
near  Stonington.  On  July  11,  1849,  he  married  Ellen,  daughter 
of  Charles  H.  Phelps  of  Stonington.  Mr.  Edwards  lived  a  quiet 
life  for  many  years  in  the  attractive  home  which  was  built  by 
Mrs.  Edwards'  grandfather.  Dr.  Charles  Phelps. 

He  had  been  in  frail  health  for  three  years,  and  died  at  his 
home  after  eight  weeks  of  suffering  from  heart  disease,  on  Octo- 
ber 1,  1899,  at  the  age  of  80  years.  One  son  survives,  an  only 
daughter  having  died  in  1896,  and  Mrs.  Edwards  in  1897.  He 
was  the  last  survivor  of  six  brothers  who  graduated  at  Yale  Col- 
lege, two  being  in  the  class  of  1828,  and  the  others  in  1819,  1820, 
and  1832. 

Elizur  Wolcott,  son  of  Elihu  and  Rachel  (McClure)  Wol- 
cott,  was  born  on  August  7,  1817,  in  South  Windsor,  Conn.,  but 
when  he  was  fourteen  years  of  age  his  father  removed  to  Illinois 
and  became  one  of  the  pioneers  of  Jacksonville. 

After  graduation  he  spent  the  first  winter  among  his  books  at 
Jacksonville,  and  the  following  summer  in  rambling  in  the   In- 


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dian  country  about  the  headwaters  of  the  Mississippi,  a  part  of  the 
time  with  his  classmate  Lewis  Hall.  The  next  winter  he  attended 
lectures  at  the  Harvard  Medical  School,  but  did  not  complete 
his  course.  He  then  made  a  voyage  South  and  to  England  as  an 
ordinary  seaman.  On  his  return  in  the  autumn  of  1841  he  bought 
a  large  farm  near  Jacksonville,  which  he  was  obliged  by  illness 
to  leave  in  1848,  and  moved  into  the  town.  On  his  recovery  he 
was  for  ten  years  employed  in  several  capacities  on  the  Great 
Western  (Wabash)  Railroad,  during  its  construction  through 
Illinois,  at  one  time  being  Assistant  Superintendent.  The  unre- 
mitting activity  and  mental  strain  of  these  years  broke  down  his 
health.  After  a  gradual  recovery,  in  1862,  he  established  a  flour- 
ing mill. 

Circumstances  enabled  him  to  devote  much  of  his  energy  to 
gratuitous  public  service.  That  in  which  he  took  most  satisfac- 
tion was  as  the  constructor  and  superintendent  of  the  Jackson- 
ville Water  Works.  He  was  also  a  member  of  the  Board  of  Edu- 
cation and  Trustee  of  the  Public  Library  for  many  years. 

He  married,  on  July  15,  1846,  Martha  Lyman  D wight,  for- 
merly of  Amherst,  Mass.,  daughter  of  Daniel  Dwight.  They  had 
two  sons  who  died  young,  and  two  daughters,  one  of  whom  mar- 
ried Prof.  Edward  B.  Clapp  (Ph.D.  Yale  1886)  of  the  University 
of  California.  Upon  the  death  of  Mrs.  Wolcott,  about  a  year 
ago,  Mr.  Wolcott  went  to  reside  with  his  daughter  at  Berkeley, 
Cal.,  where  his  death  occurred  on  March  13,  1901,  hastened  by  a 
fall  two  weeks  before.     He  was  in  his  84th  year. 

1841 

Horace  Andrews,  third  son,  and  fifth  of  the  ten  children  of 
Professor  Ethan  Allen  Andrews,  LL.D.  (Yale  1810),  was  born  on 
April  27,  1819,  in  New  Britain,  Conn.  His  father  was  known  as 
the  author  of  Andrews'  Latin  Lexicon  and  one  of  the  authors  of 
Andrews  and  Stoddard's  Latin  Grammar,  and  other  standard 
works.  His  mother  was  Lucy,  daughter  of  Colonel  Isaac  Cowles 
of  Farmington,  Conn.  He  entered  college  from  the  Boston  Latin 
School,  and  was  Major  Bully  of  the  class  until  the  middle  of 
Junior  year. 

After  graduation  he  pursued  graduate  studies  in  New  Haven 
for  two  years,  and  during  the  two  years  following  was  in  the 
Yale  Law  School.  He  practised  law  in  New  Haven  from  1845  to 
1850,  and  afterward  in  New  York   City,   residing  in   Tarrytown 


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for  many  years  after  1870.  For  ten  years  or  more  from  about 
1882,  he  spent  most  of  his  time  in  London,  England,  engaged  in 
financial  operations.  Subsequently  he  resumed  his  law  practice  in 
New  York,  and  was  daily  at  his  office.  Throughout  his  life  he 
enjoyed  good  health,  and  his  death  occurred  after  an  illness  of 
only  four  days,  from  pneumonia,  at  his  home  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y., 
on  February  13,  1901.     He  was  in  his  82d  5^ear. 

He  published  an  edition  of  Vergil's  Eclogues  and  Georgics  in 
1863. 

Mr.  Andrews  married,  on  June  1,  1847,  Julia  Russell,  daughter 
of  William  Johnson,  Esq.,  of  New  Haven.  She  died  in  1866,  and 
he  afterward  married  a  daughter  of  Harmon  Hoover,  Esq.,  of 
New  York  City,  Miss  Anna  Hoover,  who  survives  him.  The 
three  sons  by  his  first  wife  are  living,  the  eldest  of  whom  gradu- 
ated at  Columbia  Law  School  in  1869,  and  the  two  younger  at 
the  Sheffield  Scientific  School  in  1871  and  1881.  Of  the  seven 
children  by  his  second  wife  three  have  died,  leaving  three  sons 
and  one  daughter. 

Flavel  Athington  Dickinson,  son  of  Abner  Dickinson,  a 
farmer,  and  Martha  (Wells)  Dickinson,  was  born  on  January  8, 
1820,  in  Preston,  Chenango  County,  N.  Y.  His  grandfather  was 
Nathaniel  Dickinson  of  Whately,  Mass.  He  entered  the  class  of 
1840  as  a  Sophomore,  but  joined  the  class  of  1841  during  the 
second  term  of  its  Freshman  year. 

After  graduation  he  taught  in  Delaware  Academy,  Delaware, 
O.,  then  became  connected  with  the  preparatory  department  of  the 
Ohio  Wesleyan  University  at  its  opening,  as  teacher  of  Latin  and 
Greek ;  and  later  was  Principal  of  Fayette  Academy,  Fayette- 
ville,  Tenn.,  until  the  Civil  War  began,  during  which  the  property 
which  he  had  accumulated  was  utterly  lost.  After  the  war  he 
resumed  his  old  position  for  two  years,  and  was  next  for  three 
years  Principal  of  Bethany  High  School.  Owing  to  the  failure 
of  his  health,  he  rested  a  year  or  two,  then  for  about  three  years 
was  associated  with  Col.  C.  G.  Rogers,  as  teacher  of  Latin  and 
Greek  in  a  school  at  Pulaski,  Tenn.,  called  Giles  College.  He 
afterwards  taught  a  private  academy  in  Nashville,  Tenn.,  and  then 
in  a  public  school  in  Florida.  During  the  last  ten  years  of  his  life 
Mr.  Dickinson's  health  prevented  his  actively  engaging  in  any 
business,  but  about  1897  he  removed  to  Silver  City,  N.  M.,  the 
residence  of  a  son,  where  his  health  decidedly  improved.    He  died 


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there  after  an  illness  of  three  days,  on  January  22,  1901,  at  the 
age  of  81  years.  He  was  for  many  years  a  member  of  the  Pres- 
byterian Church,  and  an  elder  after  his  removal  to  Silver  City. 

He  married  in  1848,  Amanda  J.  Smith,  of  Fayetteville,  Tenn., 
daughter  of  Alfred  Smith,  who  was  for  thirty-five  years  Clerk  of 
the  Circuit  Court  of  Lincoln  County  in  that  State.  Of  their 
seven  children,  three  sons  and  three  daughters  survive. 

Joseph  Emerson,  son  of  Professor  Ralph  Emerson,  D.D.  (Yale 
1811)  and  Eliza  (Rockwell)  Emerson,  was  born  on  May  28,  1821, 
at  Norfolk,  Conn.,  where  his  father  was  at  the  time  pastor  of  the 
Congregational  Church.  In  1829  his  father  became  Professor 
of  Ecclesiastical  History  in  Andover  Theological  Seminary,  in 
Andover,  Mass.,  and  he  was  prepared  for  college  at  Phillips 
Academy  in  that  place.  During  his  Senior  year  in  college  he 
was  one  of  the  editors  of  the  Yale  Literary  Magazine. 

After  graduation  he  was  Principal  of  the  Union  Academy  in 
New  London  a  year,  spent  two  years  in  Andover  Theological 
Seminary,  and  was  then  Tutor  in  Yale  College  from  September, 
1844  to  April,  1848.  He  was  licensed  to  preach  while  Tutor, 
and  was  ordained  a  Congregational  minister  on  February  22, 
1860. 

Receiving  the  appointment  of  Professor  of  Ancient  Languages 
in  Beloit  College,  Wise,  he  entered  upon  his  duties  in  May, 
1848,  after  an  eventful  journey  thither,  which  ended  with  a  two 
days'  ride  in  an  open  buggy  across  the  prairie  from  Milwaukee. 
Five  students  formed  the  first  Freshman  class,  and  the  material 
equipment  consisted  of  an  incomplete  brick  building.  Professor 
Emerson's  department  was  divided  in  1855,  and  his  chair  was 
thereafter  that  of  Greek.  He  was  also  Librarian  for  many  years. 
By  his  students  he  was  known  as  Zeus,  so  powerful  was  his  influ- 
ence upon  their  characters  as  well  as  upon  their  scholarship.  On 
the  fortieth  anniversary  of  his  connection  with  Beloit  College,  in 
May,  1888,  Professor  Emerson  was  remembered  with  many  letters 
and  other  testimonials  from  Beloit  graduates  and  other  friends. 
One  gift  bore  an  inscription  from  Xenophon's  Memorabilia  of 
Socrates,  "Having  caused  many  to  set  their  hearts  upon  attain- 
ing a  noble  manliness  of  life." 

By  quietly  interesting  friends  in  the  college  he  secured 
altogether  an  addition  of  $150,000  to  its  funds,  and  to  him  and 
his  classmate.    Professor  Bushnell,    who   assumed   his  duties  at 


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Beloit  only  a  few  weeks  earlier,  much  of  the  high  repute  and  use- 
fulness of  the  college  is  undoubtedly  due. 

In  June,  1870,  Professor  Emerson  went  abroad,  and  spent  over 
a  year  in  travel  and  study  in  Europe,  Palestine  and  Egypt.  In 
November,  1888,  on  account  of  his  health,  he  made  another  trip 
to  Europe,  remaining  abroad  a  year  and  a  half.  After  his  return 
he  did  not  resume  his  active  duties,  but  resided  part  of  the  time 
in  Beloit,  and  part  of  the  time  in  Evanston,  III.  He  was  greatly 
interested  in  the  development  of  the  Art  Department  of  Beloit 
College,  which  was  started  in  1892  by  the  gift  of  Mrs.  Emerson's 
collections. 

He  was  the  author  of  many  addresses,  sermons,  lectures  and 
magazine  articles,  several  of  which  have  been  printed  in  pamphlet 
form.  He  issued  in  1897,  a  volume  of  "Lectures  and  Sermons." 
He  also  revised  and  published  the  "  History  of  Philosophy,"  left 
by  his  deceased  brother-in-law.  Prof.  Joseph  Haven,  D.D.  He 
was  a  member  of  the  Connecticut  and  Wisconsin  Academies  of 
Arts  and  Sciences,  and  of  the  American  Philological  Association. 
He  received  the  degree  of  D.D.  from  Yale  in  1880,  and  of  LL.D. 
from  Beloit  in  1897. 

He  married  at  New  Britain,  Conn.,  on  September  1,  1852, 
Mary  Cordelia,  daughter  of  Alvin  North,  Esq.,  and  sister  of  the 
wife  of  his  classmate,  Samuel  Brace,  and  of  Hubert  F.  North 
(Yale  1843).     She  died  in  1879,  after  many  years  of  ill  health. 

On  July  9,  1884,  he  married  Helen  Frances,  daughter  of 
Harvey  and  Hannah  Thirstin  (Thompson)  Brace,  of  Evanston, 
III.,  and  formerly  a  teacher  in  Wellesley  College. 

Professor  Emerson  died  of  general  debility  at  his  home  in 
Beloit,  on  August  4,  1900,  at  the  age  of  79  years.  His  widow, 
and  a  son  and  daughter  by  his  first  wife  survive.  The  son  is  a 
trustee  of  Beloit  College  and  the  daughter  graduated  at  Welles- 
ley  College  in  1891. 

Daniel  Addison  Heald,  son  of  Deacon  Amos  and  Lydia 
(Edwards)  Heald,  was  born  on  May  4,  1818,  at  Chester,  Vt.  He 
remained  on  the  home  farm  till  he  was  sixteen  years  of  age,  and 
was  then  fitted  for  college  at  Kimball  Union  Academy,  Meriden, 
N.  H.  During  his  Senior  year  in  college  he  began  to  read  law 
under  Judge  Daggett,  and  continued  it  after  graduation  for  two 
years  in  the  office  of  Judge  Washburn,  of  Ludlow,  Vt.  He  was 
admitted  to  the  bar  of  Vermont  in  May,  1843,  and  commenced 
practice  at  Ludlow. 


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He  was  Cashier  of  the  Bank  of  Black  River,  at  Proctorsville, 
Vt.,  from  1846  to  1854.  In  1850  he  was  a  member  of  the  Ver- 
mont House  of  Representatives  ;  in  1854,  of  the  Vermont  Senate. 
Soon  after  he  commenced  the  practice  of  law  he  assumed  the  local 
agency  of  the  ^tna  and  other  Hartford  Insurance  Companies, 
and  acquired  a  reputation  as  an  underwriter.  In  1856  the  Home 
Insurance  Compan}'  of  New  York  invited  him  to  become  their 
general  agent  in  that  city.  After  twelve  years  of  service  in  that 
capacit}'  he  was  elected  Second  Vice  President  in  1868  ;  in  1883, 
Vice  President;  and  in  1888,  President.  He  was  prominent  in 
the  'Sew  York  Board  of  Underwriters  for  many  years  and  twice 
its  President.  For  the  decade  beginning  in  1880  he  was  Presi- 
dent of  the  National  Board  of  Fire  Underwriters,  the  organization 
of  which  was  largely  due  to  his  efforts.  Several  of  his  addresses 
before  this  association  were  regarded  as  masterly  statements  of 
the  history  and  condition  of  fire  insurance.  He  also  wrote  much 
for  the  press  on  this  subject. 

He  was  closely  identified  with  the  laying  out  of  Llewellyn 
Park  in  West  Orange,  N.  J.,  which  was  his  home  for  many- 
years.  He  was  the  last  survivor  of  the  originators  of  this  enter- 
prise, and  had  been  Secretary  of  its  Board  of  Proprietors  since 
1858.  He  was  one  of  the  nine  original  members  of  the  New 
England  Society  of  Orange  and  was  twice  its  President.  For 
fifteen  years  he  was  President  of  the  Advisory  Board  of  the 
Orange  Memorial  Hospital,  and  was  one  of  the  founders  and  a 
trustee  of  the  Orange  Valley  Congregational  Church. 

He  married,  on  August  31,  1843,  Sarah  Elizabeth,  daughter  of 
Hon.  Reuben  and  Hannah  B.  (Thacher)  Washburn,  and  sister  of 
Governor  P.  T.  Washburn  (Dartmouth  1835),  of  Vermont.  Of 
their  two  daughters  and  three  sons,  but  one  son  (Yale  1873)  is 
living:  one  having  died  in  1880  during  his  Senior  year  in  Yale, 
and  the  other  in  infancy.  Mrs.  Heald  died  in  1894,  and  Mr. 
Heald  afterward  married  Miss  Elizabeth  Goddard,  who  survives 
him. 

Mr.  Heald  continued  his  business  activity  to  the  end  of  his  life. 
He  died  of  heart  failure  at  his  home  in  Llewellyn  Park,  on 
December  28,  1900,  in  his  83d  year. 

Albert  Paine,  son  of  John  and  Betsey  (Smith)  Paine,  and 
brother  of  Samuel  C.  Paine,  M.D.  (Yale  1828),  was  born  on  July 
21,  1819,  in  Woodstock,  Conn.  He  united  with  the  church  in 
East  Woodstock,  on  November  1,  1835. 


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After  graduation  he  studied  at  Andover  Theological  Seminary, 
1841-2  ;  at  New  Haven,  1843-4  ;  and  graduated  at  Auburn  Sem- 
inary, N.  Y.,  in  1845.  He  was  licensed  to  preach  by  the  Brook- 
field  (Mass.)  Association,  October  2,  1844.  He  supplied  the 
Presbyterian  Church  in  Lancaster,  Erie  County,  N.  Y.,  in  1846, 
and  was  ordained  Pastor  of  the  Congregational  Church  at  West 
Amesbury,  Mass.,  on  September  7, 1848,  where  he  continued  until 
1854.  He  was  Pastor  of  the  Congregational  Church  at  North 
Adams,  Mass.,  from  December,  1856,  to  May,  1862.  On  leaving 
there  he  was  appointed  Resident  Chaplain  at  Fortress  Monroe, 
Ya.,  but  on  account  of  illness  returned  North  the  following  Sep- 
tember, and  lived  for  a  time  in  Chelsea,  Mass.  In  1864  he  went 
to  Wisconsin,  and  was  editor  and  proprietor  of  the  Beloit  Jour- 
nal, and  afterward  in  business  at  Rockford,  111.  After  1870  he 
resided  in  Boston,  a  part  of  the  time  in  Charlestown  district,  and 
later  in  Roxbury  district,  supplying  various  pulpits,  and  from 
1875  to  1878  the  Congregational  Church  at  North  Falmouth, 
Mass.  In  1878  he  suffered  a  sudden  and  serious  impairment  of 
his  eyesight,  which  afterward  entirely  failed. 

He  died  of  heart  failure  following  pneumonia  at  his  home  in 
Roxbury,  on  May  14,  1901,  in  his  82d  year. 

He  married  on  November  20,  1849,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Patten 
and  Dolly  Sargent,  of  West  Amesbury,  Mass.  Two  sons  and  a 
daughter  survive. 

1842 

Gideon  Colton  Clark,  son  of  Ebenezer  and  Delia  (Colton) 
Clark,  was  born  on  February  21,  1821,  at  Somers,  Conn. 

After  graduation  he  took  the  full  course  in  East  Windsor  (now 
Hartford)  Theological  Seminary,  and  after  his  ordination  in  1846, 
was  appointed  by  the  Missionary  Society  of  Connecticut  to  service 
in  Illinois.  He  was  first  settled  as  a  minister  two  years  and  a  half 
in  Rockport,  Pike  County  ;  then  preached  five  years  in  Win- 
chester, Scott  County;  nine  years  in  Collinsville,  Madison  County; 
and  six  years  in  Woodburn,  Macoupin  County.  In  1868  he  went 
to  Nokomis,  Montgomery  County,  and  the  following  year  to 
Mount  Yernon,  Jefferson  County,  where  he  preached  three  years. 
In  1872  he  removed  to  Indiana,  and  preached  for  two  years  in 
Fowler,  Benton  County.  He  then  returned  to  Illinois,  preached 
two  years  at  Shipman,  Macoupin  County,  and  about  1876  was  set- 
tled at  Greenfield,  Greene  County.  Later  he  returned  to  Indiana, 
and  preached  at  Raub  and  Benton  Ridge,  Benton  County.     In 


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1884,  on  account  of  his  wife's  health,  he  went  to  eastern  Tennessee, 
and  for  six  years  worked  among  the  mountain  whites  and  miners 
in  Emory  Gap,  Robbins,  Glen  Mary  and  Glen  Alice.  In  1890,  he 
retired  from  active  work,  and  in  1892  removed  to  Harriman, 
Tenn.  Two  years  later,  upon  the  death  of  his  wife,  he  removed 
to  his  daughter's  residence  at  Hudson,  Wise,  and  then  to  St. 
Paul,  Minn.,  where  he  died  of  paralysis  on  February  10,  1900, 
having  nearly  completed  his  '79th  year. 

Although  a  member  of  Alton  (111.)  Presbytery  for  fifty  years, 
during  much  of  the  time  he  served  Congregational  churches.  He 
was  a  delegate  to  the  General  Assembly  in  New  York  in  1865, 
and  in  Philadelphia  in  1869. 

He  married,  on  March  17,  1852,  Miss  Jane  Alexander  Smith,  of 
Jacksonville,  111.     Their  three  daughters  survive. 

George  Boardman  Hubbard,  son  of  Ezra  Stiles  and  Eliza 
(Church)  Hubbard,  was  born  on  February  16,  1822,  at  New 
Haven,  Conn.,  where  his  father  was  a  banker. 

After  graduation  he  taught  several  months  in  Orange,  Conn. 
In  September,  1843,  he  entered  the  Yale  Theological  Seminary 
but  left  in  January,  1846,  and  then  spent  a  short  time  in  Prince- 
ton Theological  Seminary.  In  November,  1847,  he  went  to  Illi- 
nois, where  he  preached  until  1885,  the  first  two  years  as  a  mis- 
sionary at  three  different  stations.  He  was  ordained  as  an 
evangelist,  April  16,  1848.  In  the  autumn  of  1849  he  returned 
to  his  home  in  New  Haven  for  a  few  months,  after  which  he  was 
pastor  successively  at  Batavia,  Lamoille,  and  Lowell,  until  1858, 
and  was  then  at  the  recently  organized  New  England  Church  in 
Aurora  until  1866.  He  was  at  Atlanta  from  1866  to  1870,  four 
years  at  Rantoul,  three  years  at  Pecatonica,  and  six  years  at 
Shirland,  and  two  years  in  Nora.  In  1885  he  went  to  Wisconsin, 
first  to  Mazomanie,  and  three  years  later  to  Plymouth,  where  he 
was  pastor  for  ten  years,  retiring  from  the  active  duties  in  1898 
but  continuing  as  pastor  emeritus.  His  ministry  of  fifty  years 
was  fruitful,  and  his  devoted  and  sympathetic  life  influenced  a 
constantly  widening  circle. 

He  died  of  Bright's  disease  at  Plymouth  on  June  17,  1900,  in 
his  79th  year. 

Mr.  Hubbard  married  on  August  5,  1849,  Miss  Jane  Beardsley, 
of  Bristol,  Kendall  County,  111.,  who  survives  him  with  four  of 
their  six  children,  two  daughters  and  two  sons.  The  oldest  son 
graduated  at  Beloit  College  in  1876  and  Yale  Divinity  School  in 
1881. 


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Albert  Kendall  Teele,  son  of  Benjamin  and  Miriam  (Savels) 
Teele,  was  born  on  February  10,  1821,  in  the  part  of  Charlestown, 
Mass.,  now  called  Somerville. 

After  graduation  he  took  the  full  course  in  Yale  Divinity 
School,  was  licensed  to  preach  by  the  Litchfield  South  Associa- 
tion in  July,  1844,  and  was  settled  over  the  Congregational 
Church  in  Naugatuck,  Conn.,  in  June,  1845.  He  was  dismissed 
on  October  20,  1849,  and  preached  for  a  time  in  Med  way,  Mass. 
Declining  settlement  there,  he  accepted  a  call  to  the  First  Con- 
gregational Church  in  Milton,  Mass.,  and  was  installed  December 
18,  1850.  He  continued  in  the  active  pastorate  of  this  church 
until  the  twenty-fifth  anniversary  of  his  settlement  and  was  then 
made  pastor  emeritus. 

He  was  for  twenty-five  years  a  member  of  the  Milton  school 
committee,  and  for  forty  years  a  trustee  of  the  Milton  Academy. 
He  was  chairman  of  the  public  library  committee,  and  was  greatly 
interested  in  the  Liversidge  Home  for  poor  boys,  which  he  was 
instrumental  in  establishing. 

He  was  the  author  of  "  Roted  Men  and  Historical  Narrations 
of  Ancient  Milton^'  Mass.,  and  by  authorization  of  the  town 
wrote  a  "Plistory  of  Milton,  1640  to  ]88'7,"  which  required  many 
years  of  careful  work,  and  has  met  with  warm  appreciation.  In 
1874  he  received  the  degree  of  Doctor  of  Divinity  from  Middle- 
bury  College. 

He  married,  on  August  21,  1845,  Cornelia,  daughter  of  Lucius 
and  Harriet  (Curtis)  Curtis. 

Dr.  Teele  died  after  a  brief  illness  at  his  home  in  Milton,  on 
March  11,  1901.     His  widow  and  two  married  daughters  survive. 

The  income  of  the  Teele  Fund,  given  in  1896  by  Dr.  Teele,  is 
distributed  among  needy  and  deserving  undergraduates. 

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Joseph  Everett  Bennett,  son  of  Stephen  and  Hannah  (Hogg) 
Bennett,  was  born  on  August  9, 1817,  at  New  Boston,  N.  H.  His 
father  was  a  builder,  and  both  parents  were  natives  of  that  town. 
He  entered  the  class  from  Waterville  (now  Colby)  College,  Me., 
but  during  the  intervening  period  he  had  taught  in  Searsmont, 
Me. 

After  graduation  he  returned  to  Searsmont,  but  in  1844  he 
went  to  Manchester,  N.  H.,  and  worked  as  a  mason,  having 
learned  that  trade  as  a  boy.     In  1847  he  became  foreman  for 


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J.  F.  Andrews  of  Nashua,  N.  H.,  and  had  charge  of  the  construc- 
tion of  large  depots  and  mills  in  Manchester  and  Southbridge, 
Mass.  In  1860  he  returned  to  Manchester  and  worked  for  him- 
self. From  1865  to  1876  he  was  City  Clerk  of  Manchester.  In 
1851-52  he  was  a  representative  in  the  State  Legislature.  He 
was  trustee  of  the  Amoskeag  Savings  Bank  for  thirty  years 
from  1868,  and  trustee  of  the  Elliot  Hospital  for  many  years. 
He  was  a  member  of  the  First  Baptist  Church. 

His  health  had  been  excellent  throughout  his  life,  and  his 
death,  which  occurred  on  February  20,  1900,  was  due  to  a  fall  on 
the  stone  steps  of  his  house  three  weeks  before.  He  was  in  his 
83d  year. 

He  married,  on  March  13,  1845,  Susan,  daughter  of  George 
Dyer,  of  Searsmont,  Me.  She  died  in  1883,  and  he  afterward 
married  Mrs.  Mary  (Eddy)  Hart  well,  of  Waterbury,  Vt.,  who 
survives  him,  without  children. 

Edward  Whiting  Gilman,  son  of  William  Charles  and  Eliza 
(Coit)  Gilman,  was  born  on  February  11,  1823,  in  Norwich, 
Conn. 

After  graduation  he  taught  a  year  in  a  private  academy  at 
West  Point  and  several  years  in  private  schools  and  in  the  gram- 
mar school  of  New  York  University  in  New  York  City,  and 
meantime  attended  Union  Theological  Seminary  two  years. 
From  1847,  he  was  Tutor  in  Yale  College  for  two  years,  and  dur- 
ing this  time  completed  his  theological  studies  in  the  Yale  Divinity 
School.  He  was  ordained  pastor  of  the  Congregational  Church 
in  Lockport,  N.  Y.,  on  December  4,  1849.  In  1856  he  accepted 
a  call  to  the  Prospect  Street  Church,  in  Cambridgeport,  Mass., 
where  he  remained  two  years.  From  January  13,  1859  to  Octo- 
ber 8,  1863  he  was  pastor  of  the  First  Congregational  Church  in 
Bangor,  Me.,  and  after  spending  a  winter  in  New  Haven,  was 
settled  at  Stonington,  Conn.  He  closed  his  pastorate  there,  April 
23,  1871. 

He  then  entered  upon  a  service  of  nearly  thirty  years  as  Secre- 
tary of  the  American  Bible  Society,  and  during  most  of  this  time 
was  its  guiding  spirit  from  the  side  of  scholarship  and  missions. 
In  1879  and  1888  he  represented  the  society  in  notable  gatherings 
abroad,  and  visited  nearly  every  European  capital.  In  his  knowl- 
edge of  the  versions,  literary  history  and  circulation  of  the  Bible 
in  all  lands,  he  had  no  equal.     He  contributed  frequently  to  the 


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press,  and  several  of  his  articles  helped  not  a  little  to  prepare  the 
churches  of  the  country  to  receive  the  Revised  Version  of  the 
Scriptures.  One  of  his  last  essays,  presented  at  the  Conference 
on  Foreign  Missions  in  New  York  City  in  April,  1900,  briefly 
reviewed  the  steps  in  the  preparation  of  copies  of  the  Scriptures, 
which,  largely  as  the  result  of  the  Christian  study  and  labor  of 
the  century  just  closed,  now  circulate  in  more  than  four  hundred 
languages. 

He  was  a  frequent  contributor  to  the  religious  press  as  well  as 
to  the  New  JEnglander^  and  was  especially  interested  in  Church 
creeds  and  hymnology.  He  published  a  small  "  Guide  to  West 
Point "  in  1849,  and  late  in  life  a  series  of  five  booklets  appropriate 
to  the  Lenten  season,  Easter  and  Ascension  Day. 

Dr.  Gilman  died  at  his  home  in  Flushing,  L.  L,  N.  Y.,  after  an 
illness  of  four  weeks  due  to  general  debility  and  heart  disease,  on 
December  4,  1900,  in  his  VSth  year. 

He  married  on  June  5,  1850,  Julia,  the  youngest  daughter  of 
Professor  Benjamin  Silliman,  Sr.  (Yale  1796).  She  died  in  1892. 
Of  their  six  children  two  unmarried  daughters  survive.  Dr 
Gilman  was  a  brother  of  President  Daniel  C.  Gilman,  of  Johns 
Hopkins  University  (Yale  1852),  and  brother-in-law  of  Rev. 
Joseph  P.  Thompson,  D.D.  (Yale  1838).  He  received  the  degree 
of  Doctor  of  Divinity  from  Yale  College  in  1874. 

Samuel  Miller  Parsons,  son  of  Jothan  Sewall  and  Olive 
(Greenleaf)  Parsons,  was  born  September  28,  1822,  in  Wiscasset, 
Lincoln  County,  Me.,  where  his  father  was  a  ship  builder  and 
ship  owner.     He  entered  the  class  during  Sophomore  year. 

The  year  after  graduation  he  was  tutor  in  a  Maryland  family, 
and  in  the  autumn  of  1844  established  a  classical  school  in  Wash- 
ington, D.  C.  In  consequence  of  the  failure  of  his  health  he  gave 
up  this  school  in  the  spring  of  1846  and  went  to  London.  The 
beneficial  effects  of  the  sea  voyage  enabled  him  to  enter  vigor- 
ously upon  the  study  of  law,  and  he  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in 
the  spring  of  1848.  He  practiced  his  profession  with  success  in 
New  York  City  for  about  fifty  years,  and  was  recognized  as  an 
authority  in  questions  of  chancery.  He  declined  a  candidacy  for 
judge. 

He  wrote  with  force  and  effect  on  the  Coinage,  the  Brooklyn 
Depressed  Road,  San  Pedro  Harbor  and  the  Salt  Lake  Railroad, 
and  other  matters  of  national  and  local  interest. 


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He  was  a  practical  worker  in  many  charities,  one  of  the  organ- 
izers of  the  Young  Men's  Christian  Association  of  Brooklyn, 
N.  Y.,  and  for  many  years  an  active  and  faithful  member  and 
officer  of  the  Second  Presbyterian  Church  in  that  city.  In  1895 
he  removed  to  Los  Angeles,  Cal.,  where  he  died  of  paralysis  on 
December  13,  1900,  at  the  age  of  78  years. 

He  married,  March  2,  1848,  Miss  Virginia  W.  Whitwell,  of 
Washington,  D.  C,  daughter  of  George  Whitwell,  a  merchant  of 
Richmond,  Ya.  She  died  in  1869.  Of  the  seven  children,  four 
survive  :  two  sons  and  two  daughters. 

George  Taber  Pierce,  son  of  John  and  Sibyl  T.  Pierce,  was 
born  on  May  5,  1821,  at  Salisbury,  Conn.  His  father  died  when 
he  was  only  a  year  or  two  old,  and  he  entered  college  from  Paw- 
ling, Dutchess  County,  N.  Y. 

After  graduation  he  studied  in  the  Harvard  Law  School,  and 
began  practice  in  Poughkeepsie,  N.  Y.,  but  during  most  of  his 
life  was  a  farmer.  He  was  Representative  from  Dutchess  County 
in  the  General  Assembly  in  1844,  Senator  from  Ulster  and  Greene 
Counties  in  1851-52,  and  again  Representative  in  1861-62,  his 
right  to  a  seat  in  the  last  case  having  been  sustained  by  one  vote 
after  a  six  weeks'  controversy.  Among  several  speeches  printed 
in  pamphlet  form  was  a  Washington's  Birthday  Address  in  1862. 
He  was  one  of  the  original  trustees  of  Vassar  College. 

In  1867  he  removed  to  Kansas,  and  lived  for  a  number  of  years 
in  Ottawa,  and  afterward  in  Centerville  and  Osawatomie.  In 
1868  he  was  elected  to  the  Kansas  Legislature.  He  died  of 
paralysis  at  Centerville,  Kans.,  the  home  of  his  son,  on  March  16, 
1901,  in  his  80th  year. 

He  married  on  November  30,  1846,  Miss  Mary  Ann  Jackson  of 
Fishkill,  Dutchess  County,  N.  Y.,  Avho  died  in  1875.  Of  their 
seven  children  three  survive. 

John  Wickes,  fifth  son  and  sixth  of  the  ten  children  of  Gen- 
eral Van  Wyck  and  Eliza  (Herriman)  Wickes,  was  born  on  Feb- 
ruary 14,  1823,  at  Jamaica,  Long  Island,  N.  Y.,  but  entered 
college  from  Troy,  N.  Y. 

After  graduation  he  studied  a  year  at  Andover  Seminary  and 
completed  his  theological  course  at  New  Haven  in  1846.  He 
desired  to  go  as  a  missionary  to  India,  but  his  health  was  consid- 
ered unequal  to  the  necessary  hardships.     He  then  passed  a  year 


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in  travel  and  study  at  home,  and  was  ordained,  on  June  25,  1848, 
pastor  of  the  Congregational  Church  at  Canaan  Four  Corners,. 
N.  Y.  After  a  pastorate  of  eight  years  there,  he  was  for  over 
four  years  at  Brighton,  N.  Y.,  and  on  February  14,  1864,  began 
an  active  service  of  twenty-five  years  with  the  Presbyterian 
Church  in  Attica,  N.  Y.  Resigning  in  1889,  he  continued  to  live 
among  his  people  until  his  death  on  June  5,  1901.  He  was  78 
years  of  age. 

He  married,  on  September  16,  1862,  Miss  Amy  Moore  of  Brigh- 
ton, N.  Y.,  and  had  a  son  and  a  daughter.  Two  brothers  who 
were  in  the  ministry  studied  in  the  Yale  Divinity  School,  one 
of  whom  graduated  at  Yale  College  in  the  class  of  1 834. 

1844 

Samuel  Milks  Brown,  son  of  Isaac  and  Zumviah  Brown,  was 
born  on  March  8,  1820,  at  Fair  Haven,  in  the  town  of  East 
Haven,  Conn. 

After  graduation  he  taught  six  years  in  Fair  Haven,  at  Port 
Colden,  N.  J.,  and  for  a  year  as  tutor  in  a  private  family  in 
Maryland.  He  intended  to  study  law,  but  a  pulmonary  difficulty 
led  to  his  relinquishing  this  plan.  After  sojourning  at  vari- 
ous mineral  springs,  he  spent  the  years  1852  and  1853  in  farming 
and  building,  and  the  next  three  or  four  years  in  the  brokerage 
and  other  business.  From  1857  to  1861  he  was  Postmaster,  and 
from  1861  he  was  engaged  in  the  grocery  business  for  thirty-five 
years,  after  which  he  retired. 

He  was  a  member  of  the  school  board  for  three  years,  and 
declined  th^  nomination  for  Judge  of  Probate  three  times.  He 
was  for  many  years  a  member  of  St.  James  Protestant  Episcopal 
Church. 

His  health  had  been  declining  for  some  time,  but  the  last  two 
months  he  was  confined  to  his  home.  He  died  of  heart  failure  on 
April  2,  1901,  at  the  age  of  81  years,  in  the  house  in  which  his 
father  had  begun  housekeeping. 

He  married  on  December  23,  1861,  Mary  Jane,  daughter  of  Hor- 
ace Warner,  of  Garrattsville,  Otsego  County,  N.  Y.  Mrs.  Brown 
died  in  November,  1900.     A  son  and  daughter  survive. 

John  Adams  Dana,  son  of  Caleb  and  Laurenda  (Hartwell) 
Dana,  was  born  in  Princeton,  Mass.,  March  10,  1823. 

After  graduation  he  taught  in  Reading,  Pa.,  till  January,  1846„ 
and  the  next  six  months  in  Carlisle,  Pa.     While  in  Reading  he 


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began  the  study  of  law  and  continued  his  studies  in  Worcester, 
Mass.,  where  he  was  admitted  to  the  bar,  January  24,  1848.  Be- 
fore the  present  system  of  trial  justice  courts  was  established,  he 
had  considerable  practice  in  holding  a  justice's  court  for  the  trial 
of  criminal  offenders.  He  was  assistant  City  Marshal  for  two 
or  three  years  about  the  time  of  the  Civil  War.  He  was  Assist- 
ant Clerk  of  Courts  of  Worcester  County  from  1866  to  1877,  and 
Clerk  of  the  same  for  five  years  following.  After  1882  he  de- 
voted himself  to  his  law  practice,  giving  much  time  to  probate 
cases.  He  kept  up  his  knowledge  of  Latin  during  his  whole  life 
and  spoke  it  fluently. 

At  one  time  he  was  a  member  of  the  city  school  board,  and 
about  1850  Major  in  the  State  militia. 

He  married,  November  26,  1860,  Mrs.  Eliza  Henshaw  Smith, 
youngest  daughter  of  Hon.  Isaac  C.  Bates  (Yale  r802),  of  North- 
ampton, Mass. 

Mr.  Dana  died  at  his  home  in  Worcester,  after  a  year's  invalid- 
ism followed  by  heart  trouble,  on  September  6,  1900,  at  the  age 
of  77  years.  Mrs.  Dana's  death  occurred  the  preceding  spring. 
Of  her  three  sons  by  her  first  marriage,  one  is  living. 

William  FewSmith,  son  of  Joseph  FewSmith  and  Maria 
Louisa  (Lehman)  FewSmith,  was  born  on  January  24,  1826,  at 
Philadelphia,  Pa.  During  his  college  course  he  won  prizes  for 
excellence  in  Latin  and  Greek. 

After  graduation  he  entered  on  a  long  and  successful  career  as 
teacher,  and  was  for  thirty  years  Principal  of  the  FewSmith  Clas- 
sical and  Mathematical  School  in  Philadelphia,  where  he  fitted 
many  boys  for  Yale.  He  was  Superintendent  of  Schools  in  Cam- 
den, N.  J.,  for  seven  years.  He  edited  a  "  Grammar  of  the  Eng- 
lish Language"  and  an  "Elementary  Grammar  of  English." 

He  married,  October  22,  1852,  Miss  Catharine  A.  Schenck,  and 
had  five  children,  of  whom  only  one  daughter  is  living. 

Mr.  FewSmith  died  after  an  illness  of  seven  years,  at  his  home 
in  Merchantville,  N.  J.,  on  June  19,  1900,  at  the  age  of  74  years. 
He  was  an  elder  in  the  First  Presbyterian  Church  in  Camden 
for  many  years. 

John  McLeod,  son  of  Daniel  and  Catherine  (Corgae)  McLeod, 
was  born  at  Philadelphia,  Pa.,  on  March  7,  1817. 

After  graduation  he  took  the  course  in  Yale  Divinity  School, 
and  on  November  7,  1847,  was  ordained  pastor  of  the  American 


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Presbyterian  Church  in  Montreal,  Canada.  In  1855  he  visited 
Europe,  Egypt,  and  Syria.  Feeling  the  need  of  a  temporary  rest 
and  a  more  congenial  climate,  he  resigned  after  ten  j^ears  of 
effective  service,  and  for  the  next  ten  years  was  District  Secretarj'^ 
of  the  American  Board  of  Commissioners  for  Foreign  Missions, 
and  was  also  pastor  at  Reeseville  (now  Berwyn),  Pa.  He  then 
resumed  full  pastoral  work,  and  on  April  8,  1867,  was  installed 
over  the  Southwestern  Presbyterian  Church  of  Philadelphia.  In 
1884  he  was  compelled  by  ill  health  to  resign  this  charge,  in 
which  he  had  won  high  esteem,  and  was  made  pastor  emeritus. 
Thereafter  until  1895  he  spent  most  of  the  time  in  European 
travel,  and  then  took  up  his  residence  at  Athol  House,  Burling- 
ton Place,  Eastbourne,  England,  where  he  died  on  March  6,  1901, 
at  the  age  of  84  years. 

Remarried,  in  1856,  Mrs.  Elizabeth  S.  Frost,  who  died  after 
his  removal  to  Philadelphia.  In  1883  he  married  Miss  Mary 
Mills  of  Chiselhurst,  near  London,  Eng.,  whose  father,  the  late 
Honorable  John  E.  Mills,  was  at  the  time  of  his  death  Mayor 
of  Montreal.  Mrs.  McLeod  and  her  three  children  survive,  with 
two  sons  and  a  daughter  by  the  first  wife. 

John  Potter  Marshall,  son  of  James  Marshall,  a  carriage 
builder,  and  Mary  (Dudley)  Marshall,  was  born  on  August  11, 
1823,  at  Kingston,  N.  H.  He  was  prepared  to  enter  college  at 
the  age  of  16,  but  upon  the  advice  of  his  father  he  spent  a  year 
at  home. 

After  graduation  he  taught  two  years  in  the  Baptist  Academy 
at  Effingham,  N.  H.,  and  was  Principal  of  the  Lebanon  (X.  H.) 
Liberal  Institute  for  an  equal  period.  He  then  spent  some  time 
in  the  South  with  an  invalid  brother,  and  after  a  short  interval 
of  teaching  in  his  native  town  was  invited  to  the  newly  estab- 
lished High  School  in  Danvers,  Mass.,  from  which  he  went  in 
December,  1851,  to  the  High  School  in  Chelsea.  While  there  he 
received  a  call  to  Tufts  College  in  August,  1854. 

He  was  the  most  active  assistant  of  Dr.  Ballou  in  the  organi- 
zation of  Tufts  College,  of  which  he  was  the  first  Professor  ap- 
pointed, and  of  the  faculty  of  which,  at  his  retirement  in  1899,  he 
was  the  senior  member  and  Dean.  The  year  following  the  death 
of  Dr.  Ballou  he  was  Acting  President.  At  the  opening  of  the 
college  Professor  Marshall  had  charge  of  all  the  mathematics  and 
natural  science  taught,  but  his  duties  were  afterwards  limited  to 


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his  favorite  studies  of  geology  and  mineralogy.  He  brought 
with  him  a  small  private  collection  of  minerals  and  fossils,  which 
through  his  earnest  efforts  became  the  nucleus  of  the  present 
large  and  valuable  collection.  His  teaching  life  there  continued 
forty-five  years.  His  deep  and  personal  interest  in  the  students, 
especially  in  times  of  trouble  and  sickness,  endeared  him  to  two 
generations  of  graduates. 

During  the  Civil  War  he  spent  his  vacations  for  two  years  in 
the  service  of  the  Sanitary  Commission.  In  1872  he  sought  a 
needed  respite  from  his  college  duties,  and  spent  fourteen 
months  in  England,  Germany,  and  Italy,  passing  a  winter  in  Ber- 
lin in  the  study  of  his  favorite  subjects.  Two  years  later  he 
made  a  journey  through  Switzerland. 

He  married,  on  November  21,  1853,  Miss  Caroline  Clement  of 
Chelsea,  Mass.,  and  had  one  son  and  one  daughter,  of  whom  only 
the  daughter  survives.     Mrs.  Marshall  died  in  1895. 

Prof.  Marshall  died  at  his  home,  which  he  built  on  College 
Hill  soon  after  entering  upon  his  professorship,  on  February  5, 
1901,  in  his  78th  year. 

William  Manlius  Smith,  son  of  Azariah  and  Zilpah  (Mack) 
Smith,  was  born  on  September  26,  1823,  in  Manlius,  N.  Y.  He 
was  a  pupil  in  Manlius  Academy  from  its  opening  in  1835,  until 
he  entered  college  in  1840.  Of  this  academy  his  father  was  a 
trustee,  as  also  of  Hamilton  College  and  Auburn  Theological 
Seminary. 

The  first  and  second  winters  after  graduation  he  attended  lec- 
tures at  the  Medical  College  in  Albany,  and  for  three  summers 
took  private  instruction  of  Dr.  William  Tully  in  New  Haven. 
During  the  winter  of  1846-47  he  was  a  teacher  in  Manlius.  In 
October,  1848,  he  entered  the  Medical  Department  of  the  Uni- 
versity of  Pennsylvania,  and  received  the  degree  of  M.D.,  in 
March,  1849.  The  following  June  heopenedanofiicein  Syracuse, 
N.  Y.,  but  in  the  fall  of  1851  he  returned  to  the  homestead  in 
Manlins,  where  with  the  exception  of  the  years  1857  and  1858  he 
practiced  medicine  until  1872. 

In  1857-58  he  was  chemist  in  a  manufacturing  establishment  in 
Utica,  and  lectured  on  chemistry.  During  the  winter  of  1872-73 
he  lectured  on  pharmacy  in  the  New  York  College  of  Pharmacy. 
For  a  few  months  afterward  he  was  in  a  chemical  business  in 
Syracuse,  and  from  May,  1874,  until  December,    1875,   he  was 


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Physician  at  the  State  Prison  in  Sing  Sing,  after  which  he 
resumed  his  business  in  Syracuse.  In  1877  he  was  appointed 
Professor  of  Materia  Medica  in  Syracuse  University,  and  the  fol- 
lowing year  exchanged  this  chair  for  that  of  Chemistry,  taking 
in  addition  the  Professorship  of  Botany. 

While  in  Manlius  he  was  trustee  of  the  village,  of  the  schools, 
and  of  Manlius  Academy.  He  was  secretary  of  the  Onondaga 
County  Medical  Society  for  several  years,  and  of  the  New  York 
State  Medical  Society  from  1877  to  1889,  editing  the  Transactions 
of  the  latter  society. 

He  united  with  the  College  Church  in  1841,  and  was  for  many 
years  trustee,  clerk,  treasurer,  and  later  elder,  of  the  Presbyterian 
Church  in  Manlius. 

He  married,  on  August  6,  1847,  Miss  Frances  Louisa  Hall,  a 
native  of  Durham,  Conn.,  and  had  seven  sons  and  five  daughters,  of 
whom  eight  children  survive.  One  son,  Allen  M.,  graduated 
from  Amherst  College  in  1886,  and  from  Syracuse  Medical  Col- 
lege in  ]  889 ;  one  daughter  received  the  degree  of  M.D.  from 
Syracuse  University  in  1887,  and  another  daughter  in  1898. 

Dr.  "Smith  suffered  for  some  years  from  malarial  troubles,  and 
died  of  pneumonia  at  his  home  in  Syracuse,  on  May  4,  1900,  in 
his  77th  year.  He  was  a  younger  brother  of  Rev.  Azariah  Smith 
(Yale  1837),  missionary  at  Aintab,  Syria. 

Hugh  Brady  Wilkins,  son  of  Captain  John  Holmes  Wilkin s, 
U.  S.  A.,  and  Mary  (Darragh)  Wilkin s,  was  born  at  Madison 
Barracks,  Sackett's  Harbor,  N.  Y.,  on  November  3,  1824.  He 
entered  the  Junior  class  in  Yale  from  the  Western  University  of 
Pennsylvania. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  in  Pittsburg,  with  his  uncle, 
Hon.  Cornelius  Darragh,  and  with  Charles  S.  Bradford,  Esq., 
was  admitted  to  the  bar,  December  11,  1846,  and  thenceforth 
practiced  his  profession  in  that  city,  making  a  specialty  of  con- 
veyancing.    He  was  also  engaged  in  the  oil  business. 

He  married,  April  13,  1848,  Sophia,  daughter  of  Dr.  William 
H.  Denny,  the  first  Mayor  of  Pittsburg.  Of  their  seven  children, 
two  sons  survive. 

Mr.  Wilkins  died  at  the  Western  Pennsylvania  Hospital, 
Pittsburg,  September  28,  1900,  at  the  age  of  76  years. 


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1847 


Calvin  Mason  Brooks  was  born  on  April  9,  1825,  in  Prince- 
ton, Mass. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law,  and  in  early  years  practiced 
in  Worcester  and  Boston,  Mass.,  and  a  short  time  in  New  York 
City.  In  Worcester  he  was  chairman  of  the  Board  of  Educa- 
tion. In  1887  he  opened  an  office  in  Hartford,  Conn.,  and  made 
his  home  at  Cottage  Grove,  in  the  town  of  Bloomfield. 

He  died  at  the  Hartford  Hospital  from  the  disabilities  of  age, 
on  August  13,  1900,  at  the  age  of  15  years.  He  married  Miss 
Priscilla  Lazelle,  but  had  no  children. 

Thomas  Monroe  Finney,  son  of  William  and  Jane  (Lee) 
Finney,  was  born  on  July  13,  1827,  in  St.  Louis,  Mo.,  where  his 
father  had  settled  in  1819,  and  had  been  one  of  the  founders  of  the 
Methodist  Church  of  that  place.  He  joined  the  class  in  Sopho- 
more year  from  St.  Louis  University,  and  was  one  of  the 
earliest  students  in  Yale  College  from  west  of  the  Mississippi 
River. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  with  Gamble  &  Bates  in  St. 
Louis  for  two  years,  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  1849,  and  prac- 
ticed a  year  or  more.  He  was  licensed  to  preach  by  the  Metho- 
dist Church  South  on  July  1,  1850,  and  during  the  next  two 
years  preached  at  various  stations  on  the  Arrow  Rock  Circuit. 
He  was  ordained  Deacon  in  1852,  and  Elder  in  1854,  meantime 
preaching  in  Jefferson  City.  For  the  next  two  years  he  was  at 
Lexington  and  Bellefontaine. 

In  1858  he  returned  to  St.  Louis  and  was  from  time  to  time 
pastor  of  important  churches,  but  principally  thereafter  rendered 
efficient  service  as  leader,  administrator  and  organizer.  From 
1861  to  1868,  also  from  1884  to  1892  he  was  Presiding  Elder  in 
St.  Louis,  where,  under  his  administration,  six  Methodist  churches 
were  established.  He  was  Presiding  Elder  of  the  Salem  District 
in  1873-74,  and  of  the  Potosi  District  from  1877  to  1879. 

He  was  a  member  of  the  Cape  May  Commission  for  the  adjust- 
ment of  questions  of  ecclesiastical  status  and  property  between 
the  Methodist  church  North  and  South,  President  of  the  Board 
of  Missions  of  the  Methodist  Church  South,  President  of  the  St. 
Louis  Board  of  Church  Extension  and  City  Missions,  and  Super- 
intendent of  the  St.  Louis  Provident  Association.  He  was  a 
member  of  the  St.  Louis  Conference  for  fifty  years. 


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He  was  editor  of  the  St.  Louis  Christian  Advocate  irom  1869 
to  1873,  and  in  1880  he  wrote  the  '^Life  and  Labors  of  Bishop 
E.  M.  Marvin,"  of  the  Methodist  Episcopal  Church  South.  He 
also  contributed  frequently  to  Methodist  periodicals. 

He  was  one  of  the  founders  of  Central  College  at  Fayette,  Mo., 
in  1855,  and  for  forty  years  a  director  and  from  1877  to  1880 
President  of  Bellevue  Collegiate  Institute  at  Caledonia,  Mo.  He 
received  the  degree  of  Doctor  of  Divinity  from  the  Southern 
University  of  Alabama,  in  1870. 

Dr.  Finney  died  at  his  home  in  St.  Louis,  after  an  illness  of  six 
months  from  general  debility,  on  October  1,  1900,  at  the  age  of 
73  years. 

He  married,  in  1852,  Mary  Shackelford,  who  died  in  1861.  He 
afterward  married  Lucinda,  daughter  of  Major  Benjamin  Edmon- 
stone,  M.D.,  who  survives  him  with  five  daughters  and  one  son. 

George  Clinton  Williams,  son  of  Judge  John  Fowler  Wil- 
liams (Brown  Univ.  1814)  and  Lucretia  (Tracy)  Williams,  was 
born  September  5,  1825,  in  West  Woodstock,  Conn.  He  entered 
college  with  the  class  of  1846,  but  joined  the  class  of  1847  in 
Senior  year. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  in  his  father's  office  in  West 
Woodstock,  and  was  admitted  to  the  bar,  but  was  never  in  active 
practice. 

In  1 855  he  was  appointed  clerk  in  the  Treasury  Department  at 
Washington,  and  two  years  later  was  transferred  to  the  Navy 
Department,  being  private  secretary  to  Governor  Isaac  Toucey, 
Secretary  of  the  United  States  Navy.  At  the  beginning  of  the 
Civil  War  he  was  for  a  time  on  the  staff  of  Commodore  String- 
ham,  as  private  secretary,  but  resigned  this  position  owing  to 
ill  health.  During  the  war  circumstances  enabled  him  to  give 
the  Government  valuable  information  concerning  some  of  the 
Southern  fortifications.  In  1867  he  was  appointed  Solicitor  of 
the  Bureau  of  National  Currency,  and  Chief  of  the  Division  of 
Organization  of  National  Banks. 

In  1869  he  returned  to  his  old  home  in  West  Woodstock,  where 
he  was  engaged  in  settling  estates,  and  discharging  some  official 
trusts,  revising  maps  for  the  U.  S.  Government  and  private  pub- 
lishers, and  writing  on  current  topics.  He  was  clerk  of  the  Con- 
gregational Society  for  many  years. 

Mr.  Williams  died  of  apoplexy  at  his  home,  on  January  1, 
1901,  at  the  age  of  75  years.     He  was  never  married. 


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1848 


James  Bird,  son  of  Isaac  and  Ann  (Parker)  Bird,  was  born 
September  28,  1826,  in  Beyroot,  Syria,  where  his  parents  were 
missionaries  of  the  American  Board.  Owing  to  the  failure  of 
his  mother's  health  he  came  to  America  with  his  parents  when 
he  was  nine  years  old,  and  entered  college  from  Gilmanton,  N.  H., 
where  his  father  was   Professor  in  the  Theological    Seminary. 

Immediately  after  graduation  he  joined  his  father  in  carrying 
on  the  Pavilion  Family  School  for  boys  in  Hartford,  Conn.  In 
1869  he  moved  to  Great  Barrington,  Mass.,  and  continued  the 
school  under  the  name  of  Sedgwick  Institute.  Ten  years  later 
he  removed  to  Auburndale,  Mass.,  where  he  remained  eight 
years,  and  during  a  portion  of  this  time  received  a  few  young 
boys  into  his  family  and  taught  them.  In  1887  he  returned  to 
Great  Barrington,  and  resumed  teaching  in  Sedgwick  Institute 
with  his  nephew,  Edward  J.  Van  Lennep,  who  was  then  in 
charge.  Later  he  was  in  the  real  estate  and  insurance  business, 
and  clerk  of  the  district  court  of  southern  Berkshire.  While  on 
his  way  to  the  court  house  on  the  evening  of  May  17,  1901,  he 
fell  from  a  railroad  trestle  near  his  home  and  was  killed.  He 
was  in  his  75th  year.  He  united  wuth  the  Center  Church  in 
Hartford,  Conn.,  in  1852. 

He  married,  on  October  10,  1855,  Elise  D.,  eldest  daughter  of 
Rev.  William  Goodell,  D.D.  (Dartm.  1817),  missionary  to  Turkey. 
Mrs.  Bird  died  in  1895,  and  an  only  daughter  at  the  age  of  15 
years  in  1876.  On  April  27,  1898,  Mr.  Bird  married  Cornelia 
Helen  Pattison,  of  Great  Barrington,  who  survives  him,  together 
with  a  sister  in  Great  Barrington  and  a  brother,  Rev.  William 
Bird  (Dartm.  1844),  who  has  been  for  forty-eight  years  a  mis- 
sionary in  Syria.  A  sister  married  Rev.  Henry  J.  Van  Lennep 
(Amherst  1837),  formerly  for  thirty  years  a  missionary  in  Turkey. 

Timothy  Hopkii^^s  Porter,  son  of  Deacon  Timothy  and  Annie 
(Todd)  Porter,  was  born  on  February  16,  1826,  at  Waterbury, 
Conn.  During  his  college  course  he  was  Vice  President  of  the 
Brothers  in  Unity,  and  one  of  the  board  of  editors  of  the  Yale 
Literary  Magazine. 

The  year  after  graduation  he  taught  the  academy  in  Easton, 
Conn.,  and  the  next  three  years  worked  with  Hon.  Henry  Barnard 
(Yale  1830)  and  Horace  Mann  in  the  interest  of  the  common 
school  system.     In  1852  he  entered  Yale  Theological  Seminary, 


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but  remained  only  a  short  time,  and  then  went  to  Union  Theo- 
logical Seminary,  where  he  completed  his  course  in  1855.  In 
1856  he  went  abroad  and  spent  three  years  in  study  in  Germany 
and  France  and  in  travel.  He  was  in  Paris  a  year,  during  which 
he  had  charge  of  the  American  Chapel. 

After  his  return  home  in  1859  he  occasionally  preached  in  the 
Baptist  Church  in  Stamford,  Conn.,  but  gave  most  of  his  atten- 
tion to  financial  matters.  In  1866  he  became  senior  partner  in 
the  banking  house  of  Soutter  &  Co.,  and  a  few  years  later  took 
up  his  residence  in  Stamford.  Soon  after  his  retirement  from 
active  business  in  1883,  he  suffered  a  stroke  of  apoplexy,  and  in 
1887  a  second  stroke  which  completely  paralyzed  his  left  side. 
His  death  occurred  at  his  home  on  Noroton  Hill,  Stamford,  on 
January  1,  1901,  in  his  Yoth  year.  For  many  years  before  his 
death  he  was  involved  in  a  succession  of  law  suits. 

He  married,  in  1859,  Agnes  K.  Soutter,  who  died  in  December  of 
the  following  year.  She  was  the  eldest  daughter  of  James  T. 
Soutter,  his  business  partner.  In  1870  he  married  Marie  Louise, 
eldest  daughter  of  Joseph  B.  Hoyt  of  Stamford.  She  died  in 
1891,  leaving  three  sons,  one  of  whom  graduated  at  Yale  in  1896* 
In  1894  Mr.  Porter  married  Mabelle  Hastings  Earle,  of  Bridge- 
port, Conn.,  who  survives  him. 

1849 

Enoch  George  Adams,  son  of  Rev.  John  Adams,  a  noted 
Methodist  preacher,  and  Sarah  (Sanderson)  Adams,  was  born  at 
Bow,  near  Concord,  N.  H.,  February  20,  1829. 

After  graduation  he  taught  successively  in  New  Market,  Strat- 
ford, and  Durham,  N.  H.  from  1850  to  1853,  and  elsewhere  in 
New  England  during  the  next  three  years.  From  1856  to  1858 
he  was  a  teacher  in  Missouri.  He  then  returned  to  New  Eng- 
land, and  was  for  three  years  in  Newburyport,  Mass.,  and  Dur- 
ham, N.  H. 

At  the  beginning  of  the  Civil  War  he  enlisted  as  a  private  in 
the  Second  New  Hampshire  regiment.  October  1,  1861,  he  was 
appointed  Sergeant ;  May  1,  1863,  Second  Lieutenant;  and  May  7, 
1864,  Captain.  He  fought  at  Gettysburg,  and  did  efficient  service 
throughout  the  war.  He  was  seriously  wounded  at  the  battle  of 
Williamsburg,  Va.  In  1864  his  regiment  was  transferred  to 
Fort  Rice,  then  in  Dakota  Territory.  There  he  had  command 
during  a  portion  of  the  year  1865,  and  engaged  in  successful  con- 


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tests  with  the  Indians  under  their  noted  chief,  Sitting  Bull.  On 
March  13,  he  was  bre vetted  Major  for  gallant  and  meritorious 
services. 

After  his  discharge  the  following  November,  he  edited  the 
Frontier  Scout  at  Fort  Rice  for  a  few  months,  but  early  in 
1866  removed  to  Oregon.  During  a  considerable  portion  of  the 
next  two  years  he  taught  at  Portland  in  that  State.  From  186& 
to  1871  he  was  editor  of  the  Vancouver  Register  at  Vancouver, 
Wash.,  and  at  the  same  time  was  Register  of  the  Land  Office. 
In  1872  he  removed  to  St.  Helen,  Ore.,  which  was  his  residence 
for  fourteen  years.  From  1880  to  1886  he  edited  and  published 
a  newspaper  called  The  Columbian.  In  1887  he  sold  this  paper 
and  removed  to  South  Berwick,  Me.,  and  devoted  himself  to 
writing  and  lecturing  as  his  health  permitted,  in  addition  to 
caring  for  his  large  farm. 

Mr.  Adams  died  of  heart  disease  at  his  home  in  South  Berwick, 
on  November  4,  1900,  at  the  age  of  71  years. 

He  married,  on  June  16,  1853,  Sarah  Cobb,  daughter  of  Ebene- 
zer  and  Hannah  (Adams)  Plummer,  of  Newburyport,  Mass.,  who 
died  in  1858.  May  23, 1 863,  he  married  Mary  Elizabeth,  daughter 
of  James  and  Elizabeth  (Hayes)  Libby,  of  Berwick.  She  sur- 
vives him  with  a  daughter  and  son. 

1850 

Erastus  Lathrop  Ripley,  son  of  Nathaniel  and  Fanny 
(White)  Ripley,  was  born  on  February  14,  1822,  in  Weybridge, 
Vt.,  but  entered  college  from  Middlebury  in  that  State,  and 
joined  the  class  of  1850  from  the  preceding  class  in  the  first  term 
of  Freshman  year. 

After  graduation  he  was  in  business  in  New  York  City,  and 
then  began  the  study  of  law  in  New  Haven  but  gave  it  up,  and 
for  a  year  or  more  was  connected  with  the  Guilford  Manufactur- 
ing Company.  For  the  next  seven  years  he  was  Principal  of  the 
Public  Schools  in  Jackson,  Mich.,  and  for  about  the  same  length 
of  time  was  Professor  of  Mathematics  in  the  Michigan  State  Nor- 
mal School.  In  September,  1867,  he  became  Principal  of  the 
College  of  Normal  Instruction  in  the  University  of  Missouri. 

His  published  works  are  "Ripley's  Map  Drawing"  (1867), 
"English  Grammar  for  Advanced  Classes  "  (1873),  "  Elementary 
and  Practical  English  Grammar,"  "  Methods  of  Instruction  in 
Arithmetic"  (1874),  and  " Students'  Chart  of  History." 


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In  1884  he  removed  to  Kansas  City,  and  was  Principal  of  the 
Lathrop  School  for  two  years  and  the  Bryant  School  for  three 
years.  He  then  retired  and  gave  much  attention  to  his  favorite 
studies  of  mathematics  and  botany. 

He  married  first,  in  1850,  Miss  Emily  J.  Isbell,  of  Meriden, 
Conn.  ;  second,  Miss  Helen  E.  Devoe,  of  Corning,  N.  Y. ;  third, 
Mrs.  Caroline  A.  Aldrich,  of  Penfield,  Ohio. 

He  died  suddenly  of  heart  disease,  on  September  11,  1900,  at 
the  age  of  78  years.  He  had  just  returned  with  his  wife  from  a 
trip  to  Colorado.  Two  sons  and  two  daughters  survive,  of  whom 
one  daughter  graduated  from  the  University  of  Missouri  in  1874. 

Heney  Martyn  Tupper,  son  of  Rev.  Martyn  Tupper  (Prince- 
ton 1826)  and  Persis  Lomira  (Peck)  Tupper,  was  born  on  June 
10,  1830,  at  Hardwick,  Mass.,  but  entered  college  from  East 
Longmeadow. 

After  graduation  he  taught  for  about  six  months  each  in 
Monson  (Mass.)  Academy,  and  in  Gates  County,  N.  C,  and  then 
entered  Union  Theological  Seminary,  but  owing  to  impaired 
health  soon  resumed  teaching.  He  was  Tutor  in  Illinois  College 
for  two  years,  and  then  returned  to  Union  Theological  Seminary 
for  two  years.  He  was  licensed  in  April,  1856,  and  preached  for 
a  time  in  Woonsocket,  R.  I.,  but  soon  went  West  on  account  of 
ill  health.  Upon  his  recovery  he  taught  in  Illinois  College  and 
in  Griggsville,  III,  until  June,  1859.  He  was  ordained  pastor  of 
the  Congregational  Church  in  Waverly,  about  30  miles  from 
Springfield,  III,  on  October  12,  1859.  After  a  successful  pastor- 
ate of  twelve  years  there,  he  was  pastor  at  Ontario,  Knox  County, 
for  thirteen  years.  In  1885  he  removed  to  Joy  Prairie,  Morgan 
County,  and  remained  there  twelve  years.  Closing  his  work  in 
the  fall  of  1897,  he  went  to  Florida  to  spend  the  winter  with  a 
daughter,  but  finding  a  life  of  inactivity  unendurable,  he  fre- 
quently supplied  vacant  pulpits,  and  in  June,  1899,  accepted  a 
call  to  Ormond  in  that  State,  where,  after  a  year  of  faithful  ser- 
vice, he  died  on  September  12,  1900,  at  the  age  of  70  years. 

He  married,  on  November  13,  1860,  Maggie  E.,  daughter  of 
Walker  Cree,  a  merchant,  of  Griggsville,  III,  and  had  two  sons 
and  three  daughters,  of  whom  the  daughters  with  their  mother 
survive.     Two  daughters  and  one  son  graduated  at  Knox  College. 


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1851 


John  William  Hendrie,  son  of  Charles  Hendrie,  a  sea  captain, 
and  Hannah  Maria  (Lock wood)  Hendrie,  was  born  on  November  18, 
1821,  at  Sound  Beach,  in  the  town  of  Greenwich,  Conn.  Until 
he  was  of  age  he  worked  on  the  farm,  and  to  this  experience  he 
attributed  his  continued  health.  He  then  taught  school  and 
studied  for  four  years,  completing  his  preparatory  studies  at  the 
Hopkins  Grammar  School  in  New  Haven.  During  this  time  he 
added  much  to  his  income  by  engaging  in  the  lobster  industry 
and  net  fishing.  By  his  earnings  in  vacations  he  was  able  to  con- 
tinue his  self-support  through  the  college  course. 

In  the  autumn  after  graduation  he  took  charge  of  the  Stam- 
ford (Conn.)  Academy,  and  remained  there  nearly  three  years,  and 
then  sailed  for  California  by  way  of  Panama,  in  April,  1854. 
Reaching  San  Francisco  just  a  month  later,  he  at  first  bought  and 
sold  various  kinds  of  goods  for  which  he  found  a  demand,  and 
then  withH.  M.  Lockwood,  whom  he  had  known  as  a  merchant 
in  New  York,  formed  a  partnership,  under  the  name  of  Lockwood 
&  Hendrie,  for  the  sale  of  clothing  and  furnishing  goods.  They 
soon  became  manufacturers  as  well  as  dealers  and  started 
agencies  in  different  parts  of  the  State.  Until  the  business  was 
established  he  taught  a  night  school  in  order  to  meet  his  notes, 
but  he  afterward  began  to  invest  as  he  could  in  real  estate.  After 
a  prosperous  career  of  less  than  ten  years  Mr.  Hendrie  w^as  able 
to  retire  permanently,  and  sold  his  business  to  his  partner  in  1863. 
He  afterward  visited  Europe  twice,  and  usually  spent  the  winter 
in  California  and  the  summer  at  his  old  home. 

Mr.  Hendrie  was  the  largest  donor  to  the  fund  for  the  new 
building  of  the  Yale  Law  School,  which  was  named  "  Hendrie 
Hall "  in  his  honor.  He  also  contributed  liberally  for  the 
encouragement  of  debating  in  the  University. 

He  died  after  an  illness  of  several  weeks,  from  general  debility, 
at  his  home  at  Sound  Beach,  on  November  25,  1900,  at  the  age  of 
79  years.  He  was  never  married.  He  received  the  degree  of 
M.A.  from  Yale  University  in  1861. 

Horace  Montague  Smith,  son  of  Justus  Smith,  was  born  in 
Ashfield,  Mass.,  February  9,  1828.  He  was  a  student  at  Amherst 
College  for  three  years,  and  joined  his  class  at  Yale  in  Senior 
year. 


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After  graduation  he  studied  in  the  Harvard  Law  School  for 
one  or  two  terms,  and  then  entered  the  office  of  Benedict  & 
Boardman,  in  New  York  City.  But  soon  finding  the  legal  pro- 
fession distasteful,  in  connection  with  his  brother  Justus  (Harv. 
1851),  he  started  a  boarding  school  at  Bergen  Hill,  N.  J.  After 
three  years  of  teaching  his  health  demanded  a  more  active  life, 
and  in  1858  he  took  charge  of  the  Baltimore  branch  agency  of 
Tappan  &  McKillop  of  New  York.  This  business  was  entirely 
broken  up  by  the  Civil  War.  In  1865  he  began  the  manufacture 
and  sale  of  gold  pens  and  other  articles  connected  with  that 
trade,  under  the  name  of  H.  M.  Smith  &  Co.,  and  continued  this 
business  for  twenty-five  years. 

He  died  of  paralysis  on  March  14,  1901,  at  New  Haven,  Conn. 
He  was  73  years  of  age.     He  was  twice  married. 

George  Starr  Tuckerman,  eldest  son  of  George  and  Lydia 
(Starr)  Tuckerman,  was  born  at  Richfield,  Otsego  County, 
N.  Y.,  on  November  29. 1824.  He  entered  the  class  at  the  begin- 
ning of  Sophomore  year. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  in  the  office  of  Honorable 
William  H.  Seward  (LL.D.  Yale  1854)  at  Auburn,  N.  Y.,  a  year, 
then  attended  a  course  of  lectures  at  the  Albany  Law  School,  and 
was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  the  spring  of  1 852.  He  practiced  a 
short  time  in  Albany,  and  until  October,  1853,  in  Cherry  Valley, 
Otsego  County.  In  1855-56  he  was  assistant  to  the  Corporation 
Counsel  of  New  York. 

At  the  outbreak  of  the  Civil  War  he  helped  raise  a  company  in 
Otsego  and  Oneida  Counties,  known  as  the  "Berdan  Sharp- 
shooters." As  Captain,  under  Colonel  Berdan,  he  was  in  active 
service  before  Richmond  and  in  the  seven  days'  battle  on  the 
Chickahominy.  On  the  last  day  of  the  fighting  he  was  left  on 
the  field  ill,  And  fell  into  the  hands  of  the  enemy,  but  escaped. 
After  two  years  of  service  he  resigned  his  commission  on  account 
of  ill  health,  and  was  honorably  discharged.  Later,  at  Elmira, 
N.  Y.,  and  at  Fortress  Monroe,  he  looked  after  the  exchange  of 
prisoners,  and  gave  important  military  information  to  Secretary 
Seward. 

After  the  war  he  became  editor  of  the  Rochester  (N.  Y.) 
Democrat  and  Chronicle,  but  when  the  ownership  of  the  paper 
changed,  he  resumed  his  law  practice  and  remained  in  Rochester 
about  ten  years.     He  then  spent  some  time  in  Chicago,  but  on 


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account  of  failing  health  went  to  Jamestown,  N.  Y.,  where  he 
died  after  an  illness  of  six  weeks,  on  January  18,  1901,  at  the 
age  of  76  years. 

He  possessed  a  fine  tenor  voice,  and  wrote  several  college 
songs. 

He  married  on  "November  6,  1861,  at  Jamestown,  N.  Y.,  Miss 
Mary  M.  Hall,  who  survives  him  with  two  sons  and  two  daugh- 
ters. 

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Chaeles  Heney  Bareett,  son  of  Ephraim  and  Louisa  (Wood) 
Barrett,  was  born  in  Camden,  Me.,  February  4,  1821. 

After  graduation  he  immediatelj^  entered  Union  Theological 
Seminary  and  completed  the  course  in  1855.  He  was  licensed  to 
preach  but  never  ordained.  From  about  1855  to  1869  he  was 
master  of  a  merchant  ship,  and  made  many  voyages  to  China  and 
California,  although  he  visited  nearly  every  part  of  the  world. 
During  the  war  he  was  for  a  few  months  with  the  Christian 
Commission,  and  with  the  fleet  at  the  taking  of  Fort  Fisher. 
After  1870  he  spent  about  two  years  in  voyages  to  the  West 
Indies,  Liverpool,  and  Australia,  and  then  owing  to  ill  health 
retired  from  the  duties  of  shipmaster.  From  1876  to  1884  he 
resided  in  Oakland,  Cal,  and  then  came  to  New  York,  where  he 
engaged  in  mission  work.  In  1892  Captain  Barrett  entered  the 
Sailors  Snug  Harbor,  on  Staten  Island,  N.  Y.,  where  he  died  on 
October  7,  1900,  at  the  age  of  79  years. 

He  married  at  New  Haven,  Conn.,  April  8,  1861,  Elizabeth  G., 
daughter  of  John  W.  Barber.  Mrs.  Barrett  died  at  sea  in  1862, 
and  her  daughter  four  months  later.  A  volume  of  her  poems  was 
published  after  her  death.  In  1872  Captain  Barrett  married  Miss 
Ella  Josephine  McCanon  of  Bennington,  Wyoming  County,  N. 
Y.,  a  graduate  of  the  New  York  Homeopathic  College  for  Women, 
and  a  practicing  physician.  She  died  in  1890.  A  daughter  by  the 
second  marriage  is  the  only  survivor  of  his  family. 

Heney  Jacob  Labatt,  son  of  Henry  J.  and  Caroline  (Hyams) 
Labatt,  was  born  on  January  13,  1832,  at  New  Orleans,  La.  He 
left  college  during  Sophomore  year,  but  received  the  degree  of 
M.A.  in  1865,  and  was  enrolled  with  the  class. 

After  taking  the  law  course  in  the  University  of  Louisiana  he 
was  for  a  time,  in  1865,  in  Nevada,  and  then  until  1867  practiced 
his  profession  in  San  Francisco.     During  this  time  he  published  an 


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annotated  Code  and  Digest  of  California  Reports,  and  was  an 
occasional  correspondent  of  the  New  York  Times.  For  the  last 
thirty  years  his  home  was  in  Galveston,  Texas,  where  he  was 
City  Treasurer,  and  editor  of  the  Daily  Dispatch,  and  at  the 
time  of  his  death  in  partnership  with  his  son,  Joseph,  in  the  law 
firm  of  Labatt  &  Labatt.  He  was  a  Democratic  member  of  the 
17th  and  18th  Legislatures  of  Texas.  He  married  on  June  1, 
1854,  Miss  Eleanor  Block. 

In  the  Galveston  flood  of  September  8-9,  1900,  he  was  lost  with 
his  wife,  daughter,  one  son  and  his  family,  and  about  one  hun- 
dred others  who  had  taken  refuge  in  his  house.  Two  sons  are 
the  only  survivors  of  his  family.  Mr.  Labatt  was  68  years  of 
age.     He  was  a  member  of  the  Jewish  church. 

Henry  McCoemick,  son  of  James  McCormick  (Princeton  1822) 
and  Eliza  (Buehler)  McCormick,  was  born  on  March  10,  1831,  in 
Harrisburg,  Pa. 

After  graduation  he  spent  a  year  in  reading  law  under  the 
direction  of  his  father,  and  then  entered  the  iron  business,  which 
his  father  had  largely  developed  in  Central  Pennsylvania.  In 
185*7  he  took  the  management  of  the  Paxtang  Furnace,  and  in 
1866  the  Nail  Works  at  Fairview,  Cumberland  County,  which  he 
continued  for  twenty-five  years.  After  the  death  of  his  father, 
with  his  brother  James  (Yale  1853)  he  managed  the  great  prop- 
erties of  the  estate. 

At  the  outbreak  of  the  Civil  War  he  gathered  Company  F, 
Twenty-fifth  Regiment,  Pennsylvania  Volunteers,  which  served 
for  three  months  in  the  vicinity  of  Washington  and  in  the 
Shenandoah  Valley.  In  the  Antietam  campaign,  he  was  commis- 
sioned Colonel  of  the  First  Regiment  of  Pennsylvania  Militia, 
and  commander!  the  First  Brigade  of  Pennsylvania  Militia,  in 
Maryland,  under  General  John  F.  Reynolds.  A  year  later  he 
served  on  the  staff  of  General  W.  F.  Smith,  in  the  Gettysburg 
campaign. 

In  1874  he  was  appointed  a  commissioner  of  the  Pennsylvania 
State  Geological  Survey.  Long  before  the  building  of  the  rail- 
roads across  the  continent  he  traversed  the  plains  and  mountains 
to  the  Pacific  coast,  and  returned  by  way  of  the  Isthmus  of 
Panama. 

Mr.  McCormick  died  after  an  illness  of  three  years  from  paraly- 
sis at  Rosegarten,  his  country  seat  in  Cumberland  County,  Pa., 
on  July  14,  1900,  at  the  age  of  69  years. 


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He  married  on  January  29,  1866,  Annie  Criswell,  who,  with 
three  of  their  six  childen,  survives.  One  of  the  sons  graduated 
at  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School  in  1893. 

William  Leonard  Rowland,  son  of  William  Maltbie  and 
Clara  Leonard  (Wight)  Rowland,  was  born  on  May  31,  1831,  in 
Bristol,  R.  L,  but  removed  with  his  parents  to  Augusta,  Ga.,  in 
his  childhood,  and  was  there  prepared  for  college  at  the  Rich- 
mond Academy. 

After  graduation  he  returned  to  Augusta  and  studied  law,  but 
it  proved  uncongenial  and  he  never  practiced.  About  1855  he 
removed  with  his  father  to  Rockford,  111.,  and  assisted  him  in  his 
various  business  interests. 

In  1857  a  stock  company  was  formed  to  maintain  a  public 
library  in  the  town,  and  Mr.  Rowland  collected  most  of  the  sub- 
scriptions, and  aided  in  selecting  the  books.  This  library  flour- 
ished for  a  few  years,  but  during  the  Civil  War  interest  in  it 
declined.  In  1851  Mr.  Rowland's  uncle,  Rev.  John  B.  Wight 
(Brown  1808),  introduced  into  the  Massachusetts  Legislature  a 
bill  authorizing  cities  and  towns  to  establish  and  maintain  public 
libraries.  This  bill  was  the  foundation  of  the  free  public  library 
system  in  this  country.  In  1872,  when  a  similar  law  was  passed 
in  Illinois,  Rockford  immediately  started  its  present  Public 
Library.  Mr.  Rowland  was  chosen  Librarian,  and  filled  this 
position  with  faithfulness  for  twenty-eight  years.  He  made  the 
library  known  in  the  State  as  a  model  working  library,  and  com- 
piled an  excellent  catalogue  of  its  contents.  His  influence  was 
most  effective  in  stimulating  young  people  to  read  the  best  books, 
and  he  gave  willing  aid  to  all  who  sought  his  help  in  their 
researches. 

He  died  after  an  illness  of  several  weeks  at  Rockford,  on  Sep- 
tember 27,  1900,  in  his  70th  year.     He  was  never  married. 

1853 

Andrew  Cheves  Dulles,  son  of  Joseph  Heatly  Dulles  (Yale 
1814),  a  retired  merchant,  and  Margaret  (Welsh)  Dulles,  and  a 
descendant  of  Hon.  Langdon  Cheves  of  South  Carolina,  was  born 
on  July  1,  1832,  in  Philadelphia,  Pa.  His  mother  was  a  sister  of 
Hon.  John  Welsh,  former  Minister  to  England. 

After  graduation  he  returned  to  Philadelphia,  studied  law,  was 
admitted  to  the  bar  in  1859,  and  practiced  his  profession  in  that 


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business.  He  had  a  varied  knowledge  of  men  and  things  and 
excellent  conversational  powers.  He  was  a  communicant  of  St. 
Luke's  Church. 

He  died  of  pneumonia  at  his  home  in  Philadelphia,  on  February 
22,  1901,  in  his  69th  year. 

He  married,  on  April  19,  1870,  Miss  Mary  Bartow  Crothers,  of 
Philadelphia,  and  had  a  son  and  daughter,  who  are  living.  One 
brother  graduated  at  Yale  in  1839  and  another  in  1844. 

Albert  Emmett  Kent,  son  of  Albert  and  Lucinda  (Gillette) 
Kent,  was  born  on  September  1,  1830,  in  Suffield,  Conn. 

After  graduation  he  engaged  in  the  grain  and  produce  business 
with  his  brother  in  Chicago  with  success,  but  his  health  at  length 
became  so  seriously  impaired  that  he  sought  restoration  in  the 
climate  of  California.  In  1871  he  purchased  a  large  estate  at 
San  Rafael,  where  he  made  his  home,  but  business  interests  called 
him  back  to  Chicago  for  part  of  the  time. 

In  1885  he  presented  to  the  University  funds  for  the  erection 
of  the  Kent  Chemical  Laboratory,  and  by  his  will  left  a  generous 
bequest  for  the  enlargement  of  that  building. 

He  died  at  the  home  of  his  sister,  in  Genoa,  Nebr.,  on  January 
8,  1901,  at  the  age  of  70  years. 

He  married,  on  July  28,  1857,  Miss  Adaline  E.  Button,  of 
Springville,  N.  Y.  She  survives  him  with  one  son,  a  graduate  of 
Yale  in  the  class  of  1887.  A  son  and  daughter  died  in  early 
life. 

Joseph  Ashley  Welch,  son  of  Jonathan  Ashley  Welch 
(Yale  1813)  and  Mary  Devotion  (Baker)  Welch,  was  born  in 
Brooklyn,  Conn.,  on  August  13, 1830. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  at  Hartford  and  with  his  father 
in  Brooklyn,  Conn.,  at  Boston  and  the  Harvard  Law  School,  and 
was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  Boston  in  1855.  The  year  following 
he  practiced  his  profession  in  Detroit,  Mich.,  the  next  year  in 
Willimantic,  Conn.,  and  after  1858  in  New  York  City,  in  part- 
nership with  Charles  T.  Russell,  Esq.  In  1897  he  was  appointed 
Assistant  District  Attorney  of  New  York,  and  the  following  year 
was  appointed  a  member  of  the  State  Board  of  Examiners  for 
the  Bar.  To  the  latter  position  he  was  reappointed  for  three 
years  from  January  1,  1901. 

Mr.  Welch  died  after  an  operation  for  the  removal  of  an 
abscess,  in  New  York  City,  on  April  11,  1901,  in  his  7 1st  year. 


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He  married,  on  May  19,  1857,  Miss  Mary  A.  Hotchkiss  of  New 
Haven,  Conn.,  who  died  about  a  year  ago.  He  had  no  children. 
He  was  a  grandson  of  Rev.  Moses  C.  Welch,  D.D.  (Yale  17'72)', 
who  was  a  Fellow  of  Yale  College,  and  for  forty  years  pastor  of 
the  Congregational  Church  in  North  Mansfield,  Conn.,  succeed- 
ing his  father,  Rev.  Daniel  Welch  (Yale  1749),  who  had  held  the 
pastorate  of  the  same  church  for  thirty  years,  tie  was  also 
great-grandson  of  Rev.  Jonathan  Ashley  (Yale  1730),  for  over 
forty-seven  years  the  Congregational  pastor  in  Deerfield,  Mass. 

1854 

James  Brown  Olney,  son  of  Jesse  Olney,  author  of  Olney's 
famous  series  of  Geographies,  and  Elizabeth  (Barnes)  Olney,  was 
born  on  July  20,  1833,  in  Hartford,  Conn. 

He  left  college  in  Junior  year,  but  received  the  degree  of  A.M. 
and  was  enrolled  with  his  class  in  1887.  He  went  to  Windham, 
Greene  County,  N.  Y.,  studied  law  in  the  office  of  his  cousin, 
Danforth  K.  Olney,  and  was  admitted  to  the  bar  at  Albany,  on 
December  5,  1855.  In  May,  1856,  he  opened  an  office  in  Pratts- 
ville,  Greene  County,  and  was  shortly  afterward  appointed  Judge 
Advocate  on  the  staff  of  Brigadier-General  Bassett,  and  also  a 
Commissioner  of  Deeds  for  the  State  of  Pennsylvania.  In  1859 
he  was  elected  District  Attorney  of  Greene  County  for  three 
years,  and  reelected  in  1862.  While  in  Prattsville  he  was  for  a 
time  connected  with  the  Catskill  Recorder,  and  later  with  the 
Prattsville  News,  as  associate  editor.  In  December,  1862,  he 
removed  to  Catskill,  and  formed  a  partnership  with  his  cousin, 
Danforth  K.  Olney.  In  January,  1865,  they  became  associated 
with  R.  H.  King,  under  the  name  of  Olney,  King  &  Olney,  but  a 
year  later  Mr.  Olney  resumed  practice  by  himself,  and  so  con- 
tinued during  his  life. 

He  was  for  many  years  chairman  of  the  Democratic  County 
Committee,  prominent  in  Congressional  and  State  Conventions, 
and  for  ten  years  President  of  the  School  Board  of  Catskill.  In 
1884  he  joined  the  Republican  party. 

He  died  at  Catskill,  on  December  11,  1900,  at  the  age  of  67 
years. 

He  married,  on  October  13,  1870,  Julia  Pratt,  daughter  of 
Hon.  Malbone  Watson,  formerly  Justice  of  the  Supreme  Court 
of  New  York.  She  died  in  1886.  One  of  their  two  sons  sur- 
vives, and  graduated  at  Yale  in  1897.  Mr.  Olney  was  a  nephew 
of  Rev.  Jeremiah  R.  Barnes,  of  the  class  of  1834. 


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1856 

Wilbur  Johnson,  son  of  Rev.  Nathaniel  Emmons  Johnson 
(Brown  1825)  and  Sophronia  (Wilbur)  Johnson,  was  born  at 
Genoa,  Cayuga  County,  K  Y.,  on  March  1,  1831. 

The  year  following  his  graduation  he  taught  in  Plymouth  Hol- 
low, Conn.,  and  the  next  six  months  he  studied  mathematics  in 
New  Haven.  He  then  taught  a  year  in  Rochester,  Mass.,  and 
three  years  in  Collinsville,  Conn.,  and  entered  Yale  Theological 
Seminary  in  December,  1861,  but  left  at  the  end  of  Middle  year. 
He  was  licensed  to  preach  July  8,  1863.  From  about  this  date 
until  the  following  January  he  was  at  Hartford,  Pa.,  disabled 
by  an  injury  to  his  left  foot  received  in  the  Yale  Gymnasium. 
From  January  to  April,  1864,  he  preached  at  Montrose,  Pa.,  the 
next  year  in  New  Milford,  Pa.,  and  the  next  two  years  was  pastor 
of  the  Presbyterian  Church  in  Great  Bend.  In  the  early  part  of 
the  Civil  War  he  was  an  efficient  worker  in  the  Union  League  in 
Pennsylvania. 

In  December,  1867,  he  removed  from  Pennsylvania  to  Massa- 
chusetts, and  had  charge  of  the  Calvinistic  Church  in  Sandwich 
for  about  three  years,  but  finding  a  change  of  climate  necessary 
he  then  went  to  West  Boylston.  He  was  installed  over  the  Con- 
gregational Church  at  Royalston,  June  3,  1874.  After  nearly 
ten  years  of  service  he  resigned,  and  for  five  years  was  pastor  in 
Medfield.  During  this  time  the  church  enjoyed  a  steady  growth. 
Owing  to  a  fall  in  his  garden  which  ruptured  the  cartilage  in  one 
of  his  knee  joints,  he  was  obliged  to  use  crutches  or  an  iron  sup- 
port for  two  years. 

From  Medfield  he  went  to  Slatersville,  R.  I.,  and  from  there  in 
1895  accepted  a  call  to  the  Orthodox  Congregational  Church  at 
Brooklyn,  Conn.  This  pastorate  closed  in  May,  1898,  and  for  a 
few  months  he  resided  in  Danielson,  Conn.,  without  charge,  but 
in  January,  1899,  he  assumed  the  acting  pastorate  of  the  Congre- 
gational Church  in  Canterbury. 

He  was  working  earnestly  with  this  church  in  a  fruitful 
revival,  when  he  was  laid  aside,  and  after  a  brief  illness  from 
paralysis,  died  February  9,  1901,  in  his  70th  year. 

He  married,  at  Mattapoisett,  in  Mass.,  September,  1864,  Sarah, 
daughter  of  Hon.  Henry  Barstow.  Her  death  occurred  in  1883, 
during  his  pastorate  in  Medfield.  In  1888  he  married  Miss  Mary 
C.  Davis,  granddaughter  of  Rev.  Dr.  Prentice,  a  former  pastor 
of  Medfield.     She  survives  him  without  children. 


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•  Benjamin  Webb,  son  of  Benjamin  S.  Webb,  a  dry  goods  mer- 
chant, and  Jurusha  (Brown)  Webb,  was  born  in  New  York  City, 
on  July  30,  1831. 

After  graduation  he  taught  for  several  years,  first  as  a  private 
tutor  in  Mississippi  and  Virginia,  then  as  Principal  of  North 
Greenwich  Academy,  Conn.,  and  two  years  at  Washington 
Heights,  New  York  City. 

From  1861  to  1863  he  studied  in  the  Berkeley  Divinity  School, 
Middletown,  Conn.,  was  ordained  Deacon  by  Bishop  Williams, 
May  2V,  1863,  and  Priest,  July  28,  1864.  The  next  three  years 
he  was  Rector  of  St.  Luke's  Church,  Somers,  Westchester  County, 
N.  Y. 

He  was  connected  with  the  Pacific  Coast  Mission,  and  Profes- 
sor in  the  Missionary  College  of  St.  Augustine,  Benicia,  Cal.,  in 
1867-68,  and  then  missionary  in  the  diocese  of  Albany,  from 
1869  to  1872— at  Fairfield,  Norway,  Newport,  and  Middleville, 
in  Herkimer  County,  and  afterward  at  Luzerne,  Warren  County, 
and  Conklingville,  Saratoga  County.  In  the  last  mentioned  place 
he  organized  St.  John's  Church  and  brought  about  the  erection 
of  a  beautiful  stone  edifice.  In  1873  he  was  a  private  tutor  at 
Cedar  Clijff,  Huntington,  L.  I.,  and  for  the  next  fifteen  years  Rec- 
tor's Assistant  at  St.  Ignatius'  Church  and  All  Angels'  Church  in 
New  York,  and  Principal  of  All  Angels'  Church  School.  In  1889 
the  failure  of  his  voice  compelled  him  to  retire  from  public  ser- 
vice, but  he  retained  his  connection  with  the  parochial  adminis- 
tration of  All  Angels'  to  the  close  of  his  life. 

He  died  of  heart  disease  at  his  home  in  New  York  City,  on 
November  18,  1900,  at  the  age  of  69  years.  He  was  never  mar- 
ried. 

1857 

Lyman  Davis  Hodge,  son  of  Benjamin  and  Eliza  (Patton) 
Hodge,  was  born  at  Black  Rock,  now  within  the  city  of  Buffalo, 
N.  Y.,  on  November  1,  1835. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  in  the  office  of  Hon.  Solomon 
G.  Haven,  and  was  admitted  to  the  New  York  bar  in  1859.  The 
next  two  years  he  practiced  law  in  Buffalo,  and  for  four  years 
was  engaged  in  ship-building  there.  In  1865-66  he  was  a  cotton 
planter  in  the  South,  and  from  1867  to  1889  in  business  in  St. 
Paul,  Minn.,  where  he  founded  the  firm  of  Granger  &  Hodge, 
wholesale  merchants,  and  also  bankers.  In  1891,  on  account  of 
ill  health,  he  removed  to  Mount  Vernon,  Wash.,  and  w^as  engaged 


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in  the  real  estate  business  there  until  his  death  from  apoplexy,, 
which  occurred  on  May  30,  1899  ;  but  particulars  have  only  re- 
cently been  received. 

Most  of  his  leisure  time  throughout  his  life  he  spent  in  his 
library,  which  was  among  the  most  valuable  in  the  Northwest. 

He  married,  on  February  18,  1869,  Mary  Norton,  daughter  of 
Warren  Granger,  of  Buffalo.  She  survives  him,  with  a  son  who 
graduated  from  Yale  in  1 893. 

Moses  Coit  Tyler,  son  of  Captain  Elisha  and  Mary  (Greene) 
Tyler,  was  born  on  August  2,  1835,  in  Griswold,  Conn.,  but  in 
1837  removed  with  his  parents  to  Michigan,  and  in  1843  to 
Detroit.  He  entered  Yale  after  a  few  months  in  the  University 
of  Michigan. 

After  graduation  he  studied  in  the  Yale  Divinity  School  a  year 
and  afterward  at  Andover.  He  was  ordained  on  August  24, 
1859,  at  Owego,  N.  Y.,  where  he  remained  about  a  year;  and 
was  then  pastor  of  the  First  Congregational  Church  in  Pough- 
keepsie,  N.  Y.  Owing  to  prolonged  ill  health  he  resigned  and 
gave  up  preaching  in  October,  1862. 

He  then  spent  four  years  in  England,  largely  in  literary  pur- 
suits in  London,  and  was  a  regular  correspondent  of  The  Nation 
during  that  time.  In  1867  he  was  appointed  Professor  of  Rhet- 
oric and  English  Literature  in  the  University  of  Michigan,  and  con- 
tinued there  until  1881,  occupying  the  chair  of  English  Language 
and  Literature  from  1873.  In  1 873-74  he  was  also  literary  editor 
of  the  Christian  Union.  From  1881  to  the  close  of  his  life  he 
was  Professor  of  American  History  in  Cornell  University.  He 
was  ordained  Deacon  in  the  Protestant  Episcopal  Church  in  1881, 
in  St.  Andrew's  Church,  Ann  Arbor,  Mich.,  and  Priest  in  1883,  in 
St.  John's  Church,  Ithaca,  N.  Y. 

Professor  Tyler  was  widely  known  by  his  literary  works.  Of 
these  the  principal  are  :  *'  History  of  American  Literature  during 
the  Colonial  Time"  (1878),  "Manual  of  English  Literature'* 
with  Henry  Morley  (1879),  "Patrick  Henry"  in  the  American 
Statesmen  Series  (1887),  "Three  Men  of  Letters "  (1895),  "Lit- 
erary History  of  the  American  "Revolution"  (1897),  and 
"Glimpses  of  England"  (1898).  He  also  issued  in  1868  a 
volume  of  essays  on  physical  culture  entitled  the  "Brawnville 
Papers,"  and  contributed  important  articles  to  vaiious  periodicals. 

He  received  the  degree  of  M.A.  from  Yale  in   1863,  LL.D. 


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from  the  University  of  Wooster  in  1875,  and  L.H.D.  from 
Columbia  in  1887. 

Professor  Tyler  died  after  an  illness  of  four  weeks  from 
cystitis,  at  his  home  in  Ithaca,  on  December  28,  1900,  at  the  age 
of  65  years. 

He  married,  on  October  29,  1859,  Miss  Jeannette  Hull  Gilbert 
of  New  Haven,  who  survives  him  with  a  son,  and  a  daughter 
who  is  the  wife  of  Willard  Austen,  Reference  Librarian  of  Cor- 
nell-University. 

1858 

Edward  Milo  Mills,  son  of  Harvey  Mills,  a  farmer,  and  Polly 
Maria  (Sherman)  Mills,  was  born  in  Canton,  Conn.,  June  26,  1834» 

After  graduation  he  taught  school  two  years  in  Salisbury  Mills, 
N.  Y.,  and  Cornwall,  Conn.  In  December,  1860,  he  entered 
the  firm  of  A.  S.  Mills  &  Co.,  manufacturers  of  cabinet  furniture 
in  Unionville,  a  village  in  the  tow^n  of  Farraington,  Conn.,  and 
from  October  1,  1866,  continued  the  business  alone.  In  Novem- 
ber, 1883,  he  moved  to  Northampton,  Mass.,  and  formed  a  busi- 
ness connection  with  S.  Bent  Bros.,  manufacturers  of  furniture, 
of  South  Gardner,  Mass.  He  was  a  deacon  of  the  First  Congre- 
gational Church, 

He  married,  in  Unionville,  Conn.,  December  25,  1862,  Angeline 
Z.,  daughter  of  Albert  and  Angeline  Elizabeth  (Tiffany)  Hill.  She 
died  in  1868,  and  on  February  5,  1870,  he  married  Alice 
(Chidsey)  Woodford,  daughter  of  George  and  Maria  M.  (Wood- 
ford) Chidsey,  of  Nunda,  Livingston  County,  N.  Y. 

Mr.  Mills  died  of  apoplexy  at  his  home  in  Northampton,  oil 
October,  6,  1900,  in  his  66th  year.  His  widow,  son  and  two 
daughters  by  the  first  marriage,  and  two  daughters  by  the  second 
marriage,  survive.  Of  the  latter  one  daughter  graduated  at 
Smith  College  in  1893. 

1861 

William  Henry  Higbee,  son  of  Dr.  Charles  and  Caroline 
Higbee,  was  born  in  Philadelphia,  Pa.,  on  November  3,  1839. 
He  entered  the  class  at  the  beginning  of  Sophomore  year  from 
Trenton,  N.  J. 

In  the  autumn  after  graduation  he  began  the  study  of  law,  but 
in  the  following  January  entered  the  United  States  Navy  as  Act- 
ing Assistant  Paymaster.  He  was  attached  to  the  U.  S.  gun- 
boat Octorora,  which  belonged  to  the  North  Atlantic  Squadron, 


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for  about  six  months,  a  similar  period  to  the  West  Gulf  Squad- 
ron, and  a  year  to  the  fleet  cruising  in  the  West  Indies.  During 
these  cruises  many  prizes  were  captured.  He  was  present  at 
Vicksburg,  Hampton  Roads,  and  at  battles  off  Grant's  Pass,  Fort 
Powell,  Fort  Morgan,  and  elsewhere.  He  resigned  his  commis- 
sion in  April,  1864,  and  was  engaged  as  a  broker  in  New  York 
City  until  the  spring  of  1866,  after  which  he  spent  a  year  at 
Trenton,  and  a  considerable  time  abroad.  Later  he  was  for  many 
years  a  member  of  the  firm  of  Brown,  Seccomb  &  Co.,  fruit  deal- 
ers, but  retired  several  years  ago. 

Mr.  Higbee  died  after  an  illness  of  several  months  of  chronic 
nephritis,  at  his  home  in  New  York  City,  September  21,  1900,  in 
his  60th  year.  He  was  unmarried.  He  was  a  member  of  the 
Protestant  Episcopal  Church. 

John  Ellis  Marshall,  son  of  Orsamus  Holmes  Marshall 
(Union  1831)  and  Millicent  Ann  deAngelis,  was  born  on  August 
5,  1839,  at  Buffalo,  N.  Y. 

Immediately  after  graduation  he  entered  the  U.  S.  army  as  Sec- 
ond Lieutenant,  Eleventh  New  York  Volunteers  (Fire  Zouaves), 
and  was  detailed  as  Aid-de-camp  on  the  staff  of  Brigadier  General 
W.  F.  Barry,  Chief  of  Artillery,  Army  of  the  Potomac.  In  this 
position  he  served  through  the  Peninsular  campaign.  In  the  fall 
of  1862  he  was  promoted  to  be  First  Lieutenant,  and  transferred 
to  the  Second  New  York  Artillery.  In  March,  1863,  he  was 
appointed  Assistant  Adjutant  General  of  Volunteers,  with  the 
rank  of  Captain,  and  was  assigned  to  duty  as  Adjutant  General 
of  the  Artillery  Bureau  in  Washington,  but  at  his  desire,  in 
April,  1864,  he  was  transferred  to  field  service  under  General 
Sherman,  and  accompanied  him  through  the  Georgia  campaign, 
and  through  the  Carolinas.  He  was  twice  brevetted  for  gallant 
and  meritorious  services,  first  as  Major,  and  then  as  Lieutenant. 
Once  his  horse  was  shot  under  him,  but  he  passed  through  the 
war  without  receiving  a  wound.  He  continued  in  service  a  few 
months  after  the  war,  but  tiring  of  inaction,  offered  his  resigna- 
tion, which  was  accepted  on  November  11,  1865. 

On  his  return  to  Buffalo,  he  studied  law  for  a  short  time,  after 
which  he  was  engaged  in  the  Buffalo  Envelope  Manufactory. 

Colonel  Marshall  died  in  New  York  City  on  August  6,  1900,  at 
the  age  of  61  years. 

He  married  in  1873,  at  Cincinnati,  O.,  Miss  Octavia  S.  Simpson, 
who  died  in  New  York  City  in  March,  1894. 


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1862 


William  Dexter  Anderson,  son  of  William  S.  Anderson,  a 
dry  goods  merchant  of  Boston,  Mass.,  was  born  on  August  18, 
1840,  at  Derry,  N.  H.,  but  in  early  life  removed  with  his  parents 
to  Boston,  and  from  there  entered  college.  His  mother  was  Har- 
riet Newell  (Atwood)  Anderson,  of  Bedford,  N.  H. 

After  graduation  he  studied  at  the  Yale  Medical  School,  and 
received  the  degree  of  M.D.  in  1865.  From  July,  1868,  he  prac- 
ticed as  a  homeopathic  physician. 

For  twenty  years  from  the  time  of  his  entrance  to  college  he 
was  organist  of  St.  Paul's  Church,  and  his  superior  ability  as  a 
church  musician  was  widely  recognized.  In  1878  he  withdrew 
from  this  position  in  order  to  give  his  undivided  attention  to  his 
profession,  and,  except  for  eight  months  while  oiRciating  in  a 
similar  capacity  at  Trinity  Church,  he  thereafter  declined  musi- 
cal engagements.  He  was  for  many  years  a  vestryman  of  Trinity 
Church. 

From  1876  to  1883  he  was  a  member  of  the  Board  of  Examin- 
ing Surgeons  for  Pensions  at  New  Haven,  and  for  five  years 
President  of  the  Homeopathic  State  Medical  Society. 

Dr.  Anderson  was  warmly  interested  in  his  class,  and  active  in 
preparing  for  its  reunions.  In  1897  he  had  a  long  and  serious 
illness,  but  resumed  his  practice  and,  although  by  no  means  well, 
continued  his  duties  until  about  a  week  before  the  close  of  his 
life.  He  submitted  to  an  unsuccessful  surgical  operation  for 
intestinal  trouble,  and  died  at  Grace  Hospital  on  March  8,  1901, 
at  the  age  of  60  years. 

He  married  on  June  8,  1865,  Carrie  H.,  daughter  of  Samuel 
Daniels,  of  New  Haven.     She  survives  him  without  children. 

William  Platt  Ketcham,  son  of  Tread  well  and  Mary  (Van 
Winkle)  Ketcham,  was  born  in  New  York  City,  on  October  6, 
1841. 

After  graduation  he  studied  two  years  in  Columbia  Law  School, 
received  the  degree  of  LL.B.  in  1864,  and  practiced  his  profession 
for  two  or  three  years.  From  January,  1867,  to  July,  1874,  he 
was  in  the  banking  business,  but  then  resumed  his  law  practice. 
For  a  number  of  years  he  resided  in  Yonkers,  and  was  an  alder- 
man of  that  city  from  1880  to  1882.  In  1887  he  returned  to  New 
York  City  to  reside. 

Mr.  Ketcham  died  on  shipboard  near  Gibraltar,  while  on  his 


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way  to  Europe,  on  January  13,  1901,  after  an  illness  of  two  days 
from  pneumonia.     He  was  in  his  60th  year. 

He  married  on  June  8,  1 864,  Lydia  Coit,  daughter  of  Charles 
and  Mary  Hall  (Terry)  Collins,  of  Hartford,  Conn.  She  survives 
him  with  a  son  and  two  daughters.  Mr.  Ketcham  also  left  two 
sisters,  one  of  whom,  now  deceased,  was  the  wife  of  President 
Gilman  of  Johns  Hopkins  University,  and  the  other  is  the  widow 
of  the  late  Professor  Daniel  C.  Eaton  of  Yale  University. 

Thomas  Duncan  Murphy,  son  of  William  and  Mary  Duncan 
Murphy,  was  born  on  September  6, 1838,  in  Holliday's  Cove,  Va., 
and  entered  college  in  Junior  year  from  Freeport,  Pa. 

After  graduation  he  took  a  course  in  the  Yale  Divinity  School, 
and  was  then  minister  fifteen  years  in  Granby,  Conn.,  where  he 
was  ordained  on  June  13,  1868.  He  was  with  the  old  church 
nearly  seven  years,  and  with  the  new  church  in  South  Granby 
until  1880.  During  several  years  he  also  conducted  a  flourishing 
school  in  Granby.  From  1880  to  1883  he  preached  at  Center- 
brook  and  Ivoryton,  two  parishes  in  Essex,  Conn.  He  engaged 
in  missionary  work  in  Albuquerque,  N.  M.,  in  1883-84,  and  the 
next  five  years  preached  in  San  Buenaventura,  Cal.  He  taught 
the  academy  at  Santa  Paula,  Cal.,  in  1889-90,  and  at  Freeport, 
Pa.,  from  1891  to  1893.  In  the  latter  year  he  settled  in  Chester, 
Mass.,  and  died  there  after  a  long  illness  from  Bright's  disease 
with  other  complications,  on  May  18,  1901,  at  the  age  of  63 
years. 

He  married,  on  May  24,  1864,  Amelia  Abigail  Castle,  of  Rox- 
bury,  Conn.,  who  survives  him  with  one  son. 

Buchanan  Winthrop,  son  of  Henry  Rogers  Winthrop  (Yale 
1830)  and  Margaret  L.  (Hicks)  Winthrop,  was  born  on  Novem- 
ber 11,  1841,  and  resided  during  his  life  in  New  York  City.  He 
was  a  great-great-grandson  of  John  Still  Winthrop  (Yale  1737), 
and  a  direct  descendant  of  John  Winthrop,  first  Governor  of  the 
Massachusetts  Bay  Colony  in  1629. 

After  graduation  he  took  the  course  in  Columbia  Law  School, 
receiving  the  degree  of  LL.B.  in  1864.  He  at  once  began  the 
practice  of  his  profession,  giving  his  attention  almost  entirely 
to  the  management  of  estates. 

In  1871  he  founded  the  Winthrop  prizes  "for  the  mOist  thor- 
ough knowledge  of  the  Greek  and  Latin  poets."     From  1891  he 


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was  a  Fellow  of  Yale  University,  and  for  several  years  a  mem- 
ber of  the  Prudential  Committee.  He  was  one  of  the  founders 
of  the  University  Club  of  New  York,  a  trustee  of  the  Met- 
ropolitan Museum  of  Art,  a  member  of  the  vestry  of  Grace 
Protestant  Episcopal  Church,  from  1889  Treasurer  of  the 
General  Convention  of  the  Protestant  Episcopal  Church,  and  an 
active  trustee  of  several  hospitals  and  charitable  institutions. 

Mr.  Winthrop  died  suddenly  at  his  home  in  New  York  City, 
on  December  25,  1900,  from  the  effects  of  an  operation  for 
appendicitis.     He  was  59  years  of  age. 

He  married,  on  June  4,  1872,  Miss  Sarah  Helen  Townsend  of 
New  York  City,  who  survives  him  with  a  daughter  and  son,  the 
latter  a  graduate  of  Yale  University  in  1898. 

1863 

Charles  Jesup  Akms,  son  of  Rev.  Hiram  Phelps  Arms,  D.D. 
(Yale  1824),  by  his  second  wife,  Abby  Jane  (Baker)  Arms,  was 
born  on  June  9,  1841,  in  Norwich,  Conn.  His  father  was  a  mem- 
ber of  the  Corporation  of  Yale  College  from  1866  to  1882,  and 
pastor  of  the  First  Church  of  Norwich  for  over  thirty-five  years. 
He  left  college  at  the  end  of  Junior  year  and  at  once  enlisted  in 
the  U.  S.  Army,  but  received  the  degree  of  M.A.  and  was  enrolled 
with  his  class  in  1875. 

In  August,  1862,  he  entered  the  Twentieth  Regiment,  Con- 
necticut Volunteers,  as  Adjutant.  In  June,  1863,  he  was  trans- 
ferred to  the  staff  of  Brigadier  General  Harland,  with  the  rank  of 
Captain,  and  served  with  him  in  Virginia  and  North  Carolina 
until  he  was  mustered  out  of  the  service  in  June,  1865. 

He  subsequently  studied  law  in  Norwich  with  Hon.  John  T. 
Wait  (M.A.  Yale  1871),  and  in  New  York  City  with  Harri- 
son Oakley,  Esq.,  and  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  the  latter 
city  on  April  14,  1866.  He  practiced  for  a  time  in  Lewistown, 
Pa.,  and  was  then  connected  with  the  Pittsburg  Commercial  for 
three  years  or  more.  He  was  afterward  an  editorial  writer  on 
the  Philadelphia  Times,  and  the  Examiner  and  Express  of 
Lancaster,  Pa.,  for  several  years.  In  1876  he  was  appointed 
Colonel  on  the  staff  of  Governor  Hartranft.  Later  he  removed 
to  Rhode  Island,  and  was  at  first  connected  with  the  Providence 
Journal^  but  from  about  1885  he  resided  in  East  Greenwich, 
where  he  again  took  up  the  practice  of  law.  In  1894  he  repre- 
sented that  town  in  the  State  Senate.    He  was  at  one  time  Superin- 


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tendent  of  the  Public  Schools,  and  President  of  the  Free  Library 
Association,  and  for  several  years  a  member  of  the  vestry  of  St. 
Luke's  Protestant  Episcopal  Church. 

Colonel  Arms  died  at  the  Rhode  Island  Hospital  in  Providence, 
on  March  9,  1901,  in  his  60th  year.  He  had  been  a  sufferer  from 
a  serious  stomach  trouble  for  several  months. 

He  married,  on  October  17,  1873,  Miss  Alice  Avery,  who  sur- 
vives him  with  two  sons  and  two  daiighters. 

1865 

Simeon  Olmsted  Allen,  son  of  Elain  and  Miranda  (Olmsted) 
Allen,  was  born  on  December  23,  1837,  at  Enfield,  Conn. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  Yale  Divinity  School,  from 
which  he  received  the  degree  of  B.D.  in  1868.  He  was  licensed 
to  preach  by  the  New  Hampshire  Central  Association  in  June  of 
that  year,  and  then  returned  to  New  Haven  for  a  year  of  addi- 
tional study,  after  which  he  was  for  a  time  at  Olivet  College  as 
Professor  of  Mathematics.  He  supplied  Plymouth  Congrega- 
tional Church  at  Lansing,  Mich.,  from  1869  to  1871,  and  was 
ordained  there  on  December  1,  1869.  From  Lansing  he  went  to 
Pontiac,  Mich.,  where  he  remained  until  1874.  He  then  returned 
East,  and  from  February,  1875,  supplied  the  Congregational 
Church  in  Wallingford,  Conn.^  and  then  several  churches  in  and 
near  Springfield,  Mass.  He  was  for  a  year  or  two  an  editorial 
writer  on  the  Spectator^  a  leading  insurance  journal  of  New  York 
City,  and  afterwards  passed  a  year  in  study  abroad.  On  his 
return  he  was  pastor  in  Blandford,  Mass.,  for  four  years.  Upon 
his  retirement  in  1889  he  removed  to  West  Springfield,  Mass., 
afterward  occasionally  filling  local  pulpits.  He  died  at  his  home 
there  of  diabetes  complicated  with  a  carbuncle,  on  April  22, 1901, 
at  the  age  of  63  years. 

He  married,  on  July  1,  1878,  Miss  Jessie  E.  Goodsell,  of  Eliza- 
beth, N.  J.,  who  survives  him  with  a  son  who  is  in  the  Senior 
class  at  Yale.  Their  other  son  died  in  infancy,  and  their  daugh- 
ter in  1893. 

1866 

William  Lester  Geiswold,  son  of  Horace  S.  and  Louisa 
(Youmans)  Griswold,  was  born  on  July  5,  1843,  at  Binghamton, 
N.  Y. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  Albany  Law  School,  com- 
pleted his  course  there  in  May,  1868,  and  at  once  began  practice 


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at  Binghamton,  making  a  specialty  of  real  estate  and  office  prac- 
tice. He  was  Alderman  in  1872,  Supervisor  of  the  County,  and 
at  the  last  election  Republican  candidate  for  Mayor  of  the  city. 

While  at  work  in  his  law  office  he  had  a  stroke  of  apoplexy 
from  which  he  died  a  few  hours  later,  on  February  6,  1901,  at  the 
age  of  57  years. 

He  married,  on  April  23,  1873,  Miss  Elizabeth  J.,  daughter  of 
Tracy  G.  Rich  of  Binghamton,  and  had  one  daughter  who  died 
in  infancy. 

1867 

Henry  Abel  Chittenden,  son  of  Henry  Abel  and  Henrietta 
(Gano)  Chittenden,  was  born  on  April  11,  1846,  at  Hartford, 
Conn.  His  father  was  a  New  York  wholesale  dry  goods  mer- 
chant, philanthropist,  and  lay  preacher,  and  his  mother  was  the 
daughter  of  Major  Daniel  Gano,  the  first  white  child  born  in* 
Cincinnati.  His  uncle,  Simeon  B.  Chittenden  (M.A.  Yale  1871) 
was  the  donor  of  the  Chittenden  Library  at  Yale  University. 

Immediately  after  graduation  he  took  a  short  trip  to  Europe, 
and  then  entered  the  service  of  the  Brooklyn  Z/hion,  a  newspaper 
established  by  his  uncle  as  a  patriotic  enterprise  in  the  last  days 
of  the  War,  and  when  the  morning  edition  was  started  he  became 
its  editor.  Remaining  in  that  position  for  two  years,  he  at  the 
same  time  attended  the  Columbia  Law  School,  and  graduated  in 
1870.  He  was  admitted  to  the  bar,  but  never  practiced.  The 
next  year  he  was  connected  with  the  New  York  Standard,  suc- 
cessively as  reporter,  night  editor,  and  editorial  writer.  He  then 
went  for  the  benefit  of  his  health  to  visit  his  classmate,  James 
G.  Flanders,  in  Milwaukee,  Wise,  where  he  acquired  an  interest 
in  the  Journal  of  Commerce.  He  was  joined  in  this  enterprise 
by  his  classmate,  William  Henry  Bishop,  and  his  brother,  Daniel 
G.  Chittenden,  and  the  paper  became  a  political  daily  under  the 
name  Commercial  Times.  After  an  eventful  experience  of  five 
years  he  merged  the  paper  with  the  Milwaukee  News,  but  about 
two  years  later  sold  his  interest,  and  retired  to  his  father's  farm 
near  Montclair,  N.  J.  While  in  Wisconsin  he  made  a  strong 
impression  upon  the  journalism  of  the  State,  and  editorials  of  his 
are  still  quoted  with  admiration. 

After  his  year's  rest  he  resumed  editorial  work,  first  on  the 
New  York  Evening  Telegram  for  three  years,  and  was  then  con- 
nected in  various  capacities  with  the  Herald  for  about  a  dozen 
years.     While  on  this  paper  he  won  the  first  prize  of  $500  offered 


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for  the  most  acceptable  editorial  paragraphs  written  by  Herald 
reporters  during  six  months. 

.In  the  spring  of  1897,  owing  to  the  effects  of  a  severe  attack  of 
pneumonia,  Mr.  Chittenden  sought  a  more  friendly  climate  and 
removed  to  Oakland,  Cal.,  and  the  following  September  entered 
the  service  of  the  San  Francisco  Examiner^  writing  also  for  other 
papers.  He  died  of  tuberculosis  on  September  9,  1900,  at  Berke- 
ley, Cal.,  at  the  age  of  54  years. 

While  in  New  York  he  was  connected  with  the  Business  Men's 
Prayer  Meeting,  and  for  many  years  with  all  the  work  of  the 
John  Street  Church. 

He  married,  on  June  5,  1888,  Mrs.  Alice  Westervelt  Goldsmith, 
a  writer  of  experience,  who  survives  him  with  one  son. 

1868 

Calyin  Daniel  Stowell,  son  of  John  C.  and  Marietta  (Lord) 
Stowell,  was  born  on  January  25,  1846,  at  Ithaca,  N.  Y. 

Immediately  after  graduation  he  returned  to  Ithaca,  and 
engaged  with  his  father  as  a  wholesale  dealer  in  groceries  and 
produce,  in  the  firm  of  J.  C.  Stowell  &  Son,  and  continued  the 
business  with  success.  He  was  a  director  of  the  First  National 
Bank,  member  and  trustee  of  the  Presbyterian  Church,  and 
trustee  of  several  philanthropic  institutions. 

He  died  of  angina  pectoris  at  his  home  in  Ithaca  on  February 
26,  1901,  at  the  age  of  65  years. 

He  married  at  Ithaca,  December  18,  1873,  Amelia  W.  Esty 
(Vassar  1871),  daughter  of  Edward  S.  Esty.  She  survives,  with 
a  daughter  (Vassar  1899),  and  two  sous.  The  elder  son  is  in  the 
class  of  1901  at  Hamilton  College. 

James  Henry  Wood,  son  of  Charles  Wood,  a  manufacturer 
of  silverware,  and  Elizabeth  (Morris)  Wood,  was  born  on  Novem- 
ber 21,  1848,  in  New  York  City. 

After  graduation  he  took  the  Columbia  Law  School  course, 
received  the  degree  of  LL.B.  in  1870,  and  at  once  began  practice 
in  New  York  City.  In  February,  1873,  he  formed  a  partnership 
with  Walter  S.  Carter  and  Orrin  Skinner,  which  continued  with 
some  changes  for  two  years.  After  that  he  practiced  alone  for 
several  years,  and  was  for  a  time  employed  by  the  Hubbell  Legal 
Directory  Company,  and  later  by  the  Westinghouse  Electric 
Company.     Little  is  known  of  his  last  years. 


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He  died  of  consumption  at  St.  Francis  Hospital,  New  York 
City,  on  March  23,  1901,  at  the  age  of  52  years. 

He  married,  on  April  26,  1877,  Augusta  E.,  daughter  of  Ex- 
Justice  William  Dodge,  of  New  York  City.  Their  two  sons  and 
one  daughter  survive. 

1869 

William  Amasa  Copp,  son  of  Andrew  James  and  Harriet  A. 
(Eddy)  Copp,  was  born  in  Oxford,  Mass.,  on  November  23,  1843. 
He  was  fitted  for  college  at  Phillips  Academy,  Andover,  and 
entered  college  from  New  England  Village,  in  the  town  of  Graf- 
ton, Mass.,  to  which  his  parents  had  moved  in  1851. 

While  in  college  he  twice  won  a  prize  in  debate.  He  rowed  on 
the  university  crews  at  Worcester  four  j^ears,  and  was  stroke  in 
1867,  and  captain  in  1868.     He  was  also  an  expert  gymnast. 

After  graduation  he  studied  in  Columbia  Law  School  a  year, 
and  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  March,  1870.  He  was  about 
a  year  in  the  offices  of  Slosson,  Hutchins  &  Piatt,  and  of  Taylor 
&  Andrews,  but  from  the  summer  of  1871  practiced  by  himself  in 
New  York  City.  He  was  for  a  time  Treasurer  of  the  Yale 
Alumni  Association  of  New  York  City. 

He  died  at  his  home  in  New  York  City  on  April  13,  1901,  at 
the  age  of  57  years. 

He  married  in  New,  Haven,  on  July  25, 1871,  Emily  M.,  daughter 
of  Caleb  Smith  and  Mary  (Foster)  Maltby.  A  son  and  daughter, 
with  their  mother,  survive.  The  son  graduated  at  Yale  in  1895, 
served  as  Second  Lieutenant  in  the  Spanish  war  in  1898,  and 
afterward  went  to  Manila. 

Heney  James  Dutton,  son  of  Henry  Augustus  and  Helen 
Frances  (Hodges)  Dutton,  was  born  in  Ellsworth,  Me.,  on  Decem- 
ber 6,  1845. 

After  graduation  he  went  to  Austin,  Texas,  and  was  Assistant 
Sergeant-at-Arms,  and  afterward  Assistant  to  the  Adjutant  Gen- 
eral of  the  State.  He  then  for  a  time  practiced  law,  in  the  firm 
of  Higbee  and  Dutton,  but  soon  took  up  mercantile  pursuits,  and 
later  engaged  in  the  stock  and  cattle  business  in  the  northern 
part  of  the  State. 

About  1881  he  removed  to  San  Luis  Obispo,  Cal.,  where  he 
continued  to  raise  cattle  and  horses,  and  was  also  engaged  in  fruit 
growing,  the  manufacture  of  pressed  brick,  and  other  occupations. 
The  last  six  years  he  was  in  the  grocery  business. 


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He  died  of  pneumonia  at  his  home  in  San  Luis  Obispo,  February 
15,  1901,  in  his  56th  year. 

He  married,  on  September  20,  1878,  Mary  Melissa,  daughter  of 
Henry  Hathaway,  who  survives  him,  without  children.  He  was 
an  elder  and  efficient  worker  in  the  First  Presbyterian  Church. 

Heney  Hamilton  Kerr,  son  of  Rev.  George  Kerr  (Williams 
1839)  and  Lucia  M.  (Hamilton)  Kerr,  was  born  on  August  6, 
1846,  at  Schoharie  Court  House,  Schoharie  County,  N.  Y.,  but 
was  prepared  for  college  at  Cooperstown,  N.  Y.,  by  his  father, 
who  was  then  teaching  in  the  Seminary  in  that  place.  He 
entered  the  class  in  Sophomore  year. 

After  graduation  he  had  a  brief  experience  in  farming,  and 
then  taught  in  Mongaup  Valley,  and  a  year  in  New  York  City. 
During  much  of  his  subsequent  life  he  was  connected  with  the 
construction  department  of  various  railroads.  He  was  Division 
Engineer  on  the  St.  Louis  &  Keokuk  R  R.,  and  after  a  year  in 
Hannibal,  Mo.,  and  a  few  months  of  lumbering  in  Wisconsin,  he 
was  for  two  years  and  a  half  in  Beulah,  Clayton  County,  la.,  as 
Superintendent  of  the  narrow-gauge  Iowa  Eastern  R.  R.  About 
May  1,  ISVV,  he  took  a  position  in  the  Railroad  Division  of  the 
General  Land  Office  at  Washington,  D.  C.  As  the  result  of  a 
competitive  examination  he  was  appointed  Third  Assistant  Exam- 
iner in  the  TJ.  S.  Patent  Office  in  February,  1878,  and  a  year 
later  Second  Assistant  Examiner.  In  March,  1880,  he  left  the 
Patent  Office,  and  traveled  through  the  South  in  the  interest  of 
the  Morse  Cotton  Compress.  For  two  seasons  he  was  Superin- 
tendent of  the  Brenham  (Texas)  Compress,  and  from  June,  1882, 
Secretary  and  Manager  of  the  Fort  Worth  Compress  Co.  During 
part  of  1881  and  1882  he  was  Assistant  Engineer  on  the  Fort 
Worth  &  Denver  City  R.  R.  In  the  summer  of  1886  he  was 
Bridge  Engineer  of  the  Gulf,  Colorado  &  Santa  Fe  R.  R.,  having 
charge  of  the  construction  of  the  bridge  over  Trinity  River,  and 
in  1887  he  was  occupied  in  locating  the  Fort  Worth  and  Denver 
City  R.  R.,  near  Fort  Worth.  In  May,  1890,  he  was  appointed 
Engineer  in  charge  of  sewer  construction  in  Fort  Worth,  and  the 
next  month  City  Engineer.  To  the  latter  office  he  was  elected 
for  two  years  in  April,  1891. 

In  1893  he  was  appointed  Receiver  of  the  First  National  Bank 
of  Brady,  Tex.,  and  closed  its  affairs  with  so  much  success  that 
he  was  appointed,  at  the  close  of    1894,  Receiver  of  the   City 


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National  Bank  of  Quanah,  Tex.  The  latter  receivership  proved 
a  perplexing  undertaking  as  the  bank  was  fraudulent  in  its 
origin,  and  was  a  main  cause  of  his  loss  of  health. 

From  about  this  time  he  was  a  sufferer  from  locomotor  ataxia. 
In  January,  1897,  he  removed  to  Denver,  Col.,  where  he  died 
on  May  28,  1901,  in  his  55th  year.  From  1883  he  was  a  Ruling 
Elder  in  the  Presbyterian  Church  South,  and  frequently  attended 
the  Synod  of  Texas.  He  was  an  associate  member  of  the  Ameri- 
can Society  of  Civil  Engineers. 

He  married,  near  Croton,  Delaware  County,  N.  Y.,  on  February 
18,  1889,  Mary  E.  Payne,  and  had  a  son  and  a  daughter. 

Adrian  VanSinderen  Lindsley,  son  of  Adrian  VanSinderen 
and  Eliza  M.  (Trimble)  Lindsley,  was  born  in  Nashville,  Tenn., 
October  11,  1847.  He  joined  the  class  during  the  first  term  of 
Sophomore  year,  after  one  term  at  Princeton  College. 

After  graduation  he  returned  to  Nashville,  and  entered  the 
firm  of  A.  y.  S.  Lindsley  &  Son,  real  estate,  insurance  and 
general  agents.  A  few  years  later  he  was  associated  with  James 
Trimble  (Yale  1868),  as  an  attorney  and  real  estate  agent,  after 
which  he  continued  in  the  same  line  of  business  by  himself,  and 
was  then  in  partnership  with  his  brother  John.  He  wrote  much 
for  Southern  newspapers  in  the  interest  of  municipal  improve- 
ment and  other  subjects. 

He  died  after  an  illness  of  four  months  at  his  home  in  Nash- 
ville, on  December  28,  1900,  at  the  age  of  53  years. 

He  married,  on  October  23,  1873,  near  Tuscumbia,  Ala.,  Miss 
Rebecca  Goodloe,  who  survives,  with  their  two  sons  and  four 
daughters.     One  son  graduated  at  Yale  in  the  class  of  1897. 

1870 

Benjamin  Silliman,  only  son  and  fourth  of  the  seven  children 
of  Prof.  Benjamin  Silliman  (Yale  1837)  and  Susan  H.  (Forbes) 
Silliman,  was  born  on  October  27,  1849,  at  Louisville,  Ky.,  where 
his  father  was  at  the  time  Professor  in  the  Medical  Department 
of  Louisville  University.  In  1854  he  came  to  New  Haven,  where 
his  father  had  been  appointed  Professor  of  Chemistry  in  Yale 
College  and  Medical  School,  and  was  fitted  for  college  in  the 
Hopkins  Grammar  School. 

After  graduation  he  studied  architecture  at  the  Massachusetts 
Institute  of  Technology  in  Boston,  and  about  two  years  and  a 


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half  in  Berlin,  Germany.  In  the  fall  of  1873  he  was  apprenticed 
for  a  year  with  the  firm  of  Vaux  &  Withers,  and  afterwards  con- 
tinued in  their  employ  for  several  years,  taking  charge,  among 
other  things,  of  their  work  on  the  capitol  grounds  in  Washington, 
D.  C,  and  of  the  Centennial  buildings  in  Philadelphia. 

In  1877  he  began  the  practice  of  his  profession  under  the  firm 
name  of  Silliman  &  Farnsworth,  and  from  1883  was  in  business 
alone.  He  was  for  some  years  a  member  of  the  Architectural 
Leasrue,  and  the  American  Institute  of  Architects.  He  was  the 
architect  of  the  Morse,  Temple  Court  and  other  notable  buildings 
in  New  York  City  and  elsewhere. 

Mr.  Silliman  died  at  the  Presbyterian  Hospital  in  New  York 
City,  after  an  illness  of  about  four  months,  from  the  effects  of  an 
operation,  on  February  4,  1901,  at  the  age  of  51  years. 

He  married,  on  September  11,  1878,  Miss  Frances  Elizabeth 
Wild,  of  Rheinbeck,  N.  Y.,  who  survives  him  with  two  sons. 

1871 

Nathan  Hart  Whittlesey,  son  of  Sheldon  and  Esther  Maria 
(Hart)  Whittlesey,  was  born  on  April  19,  1848,  at  New  Pres- 
ton, in  the  town  of  Washington,  Litchfield  County,  Conn. 

At  graduation  he  ranked  sixth  in  the  class.  He  was  chosen 
by  his  classmates  class  deacon  and  class  historian. 

The  year  following  his  college  course  he  was  a  teacher  in 
Betts  Academy,  Stamford,  Conn.,  and  then  entered  the  Yale 
Divinity  School.  He  received  the  degree  of  B.D.  in  1875,  and 
on  October  1,  following,  was  ordained  at  Creston,  la.,  remaining 
as  pastor  of  the  First  Congregational  Church  there  twelve  years. 
Besides  building  up  the  church  in  numbers  and  spirituality,  he 
formed  a  class  of  young  men  for  classical  study  in  preparation 
for  college,  was  moderator  of  the  General  Association  of  Iowa 
in  1886,  a  delegate  to  the  National  Congregational  Council  the 
same  year,  and  active  in  securing  the  enactment  and  enforcement 
of  the  State  prohibition  law. 

In  May,  1887,  he  was  settled  over  the  Congregational  Church 
in  Evanston,  111.  In  all  his  ministry  he  aimed  directly  at  con- 
version and  character-building,  and  under  him  the  church  iti 
Evanston  was  greatly  strengthened  in  numbers  and  in  good 
works.  He  was  also  helpful  in  revival  work  elsewhere.  He  was 
a  director  of  the  Illinois  Home  Missionary  Society,  President  of 
the  Chicago  Congregational  Club  in   1891-92,  and  again  a  dele- 


gate  to  the  National  Council.  Although  notably  successful,  five 
years  of  such  strenuous  labor  seriously  impaired  his  health,  and 
he  felt  obliged  to  resign  his  pastorate.  After  several  months  of 
travel  ahd  rest  abroad,  in  October,  1 892,  he  assumed  the  office  of 
Secretary  of  the  Ministerial  Relief  Fund  of  the  National  Council. 
The  interest  which  he  had  aroused  in  his  own  and  neighboring 
churches  had  already  shown  his  fitness  for  this  work.  For  seven 
years  he  preached  and  worked  without  interruption  or  vacation 
in  behalf  of  the  aged  ministers,  widows  and  orphans  of  the 
Congregational  churches,  and  raised  over  $120,000  as  a  perma- 
nent fund  for  the  relief  of  the  needy  among  them.  But  so  great 
did  he  feel  this  need  to  be,  that  he  did  not  spare  himself,  often 
when  on  long  journeys  denying  himself  the  ordinary  comforts 
of  travel  that  the  fund  for  the  comfort  of  others  might  be 
larger.  In  October,  1899,  his  strength  suddenly  failed,  and  he 
suffered  nearly  a  year  and  a  half  from  nervous  prostration. 
While  stopping  in  Washington,  D.  C,  with  his  eldest  son  and 
daughter,  on  his  return  from  a  stay  in  the  South,  and  apparently 
on  the  way  to  recovery,  he  was  suddenly  stricken  down  with 
Bright's  disease,  and  died  a  few  hours  later,  on  February  20, 
1901,  at  the  age  of  52  years.  All  who  knew  him  well  will  remem- 
ber the  charm  of  his  humor  and  the  healthful  influence  of  a 
religious  life  which  was  always  bright.  Illinois  College  con- 
ferred upon  him  the  degree  of  Doctor  of  Divinity  in  1890. 

He  married,  on  June  29,  1876,  Miss  Harriet  Warner  Newell  of 
New  Haven,  who  survives  him  with  one  daughter  and  three  sons, 
of  whom  the  eldest  son  graduated  at  Yale  in  1900,  and  is  secre- 
tary of  his  class. 

1873 

Frederick  William  Adee,  son  of  George  Townsend  Adee, 
of  Westchester,  N.  Y.,  a  well  known  merchant,  afterward  Vice 
President  of  the  Bank  of  Commerce  in  New  York  City,  was 
born  in  Westchester,  N.  Y.,  on  April  19,  1853.  His  mother  was 
Ellen  Louise  (Henry)  Adee.  He  was  fitted  for  college  at  the 
Preparatory  School  of  Brainerd  T.  Harrington,  Westchester, 
N.  Y.  During  his  college  course  he  was  a  member  of  the  Junior 
Promenade  Committee,  stroke  of  the  Freshman  crew  and  bow  of 
the  University  crew,  and  at  graduation  held  a  First  Colloquy 
appointment. 

After  graduation  he  took  the  Columbia  Law  School  course, 
received  the  degree  of  LL.B.,  and  was  admitted  to  practice  in 


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1875.  After  having  been  connected  with  the  firm  of  Lord,  Day 
&  Lord,  as  managing  clerk,  he  practiced  law  alone  with  marked 
success  for  fifteen  years. 

He  died  of  heart  failure  induced  by  gastritis,  after  a  short 
illness,  at  Edgewater,  his  home  in  Westchester,  on  August  25, 
1900,  at  the  age  of  47  years.  He  was  unmarried.  He  was  a 
member  of  the  Protestant  Episcopal  Church.  He  was  a  brother 
of  George  A.  Adee,  Philip  H.  Adee,  Edwin  M.  Adee,  Ernest  R. 
Adee,  graduates  of  the  classes  of  1867,  1873,  1881  and  1885,  re- 
spectively, and  a  nephew  of  Augustus  A.  Adee,  M.D.,  a  graduate 
of  the  class  of  1821,  Fleet  Surgeon  in  the  United  States  Navy. 

Alfred  Terry  Bacon,  son  of  Rev.  Leonard  Bacon,  D.D. 
(Yale  1820)  and  Catherine  Elizabeth  (Terry)  Bacon,  was  born  on 
September  17,  1852,  in  New  Haven,  Conn. 

After  graduation  he  spent  a  year  as  private  tutor  in  Philadel- 
phia, and  then  began  the  study  of  medicine,  but  was  obliged  to 
give  it  up  on  account  of  ill  health.  In  February,  1875,  he  made 
a  voyage  to  the  West  Lidies,  remaining  three  or  four  months, 
and  in  October  of  the  same  year  sailed  for  Europe.  In  October, 
1878,  as  his  health  was  not  reestablished,  he  went  to  Greeley,  Col., 
and  spent  the  winter  on  a  ranch,  the  summer  camping  out 
in  the  Rocky  Mountains,  and  most  of  the  next  year  in  partner- 
ship with  two  practical  cattle  men  on  a  ranch  near  Laramie  Peak, 
Wyoming.  In  the  autumn  of  1881  he  took  charge  of  the  pre- 
paratory department  of  Colorado  College,  and  taught  there  for  a 
year.  The  following  June  he  returned  to  Greeley  as  Secretarj^ 
and  Treasurer  of  the  New  England  Live  Stock  Company,  of 
which  he  had  been  one  of  the  organizers,  but  soon  turned  his 
attention  chiefly  to  dealing  in  Western  investment  securities.  In 
April,  1889,  he  was  elected  Mayor  of  Greeley.  In  the  spring  of 
1892  he  removed  to  Denver,  which  was  afterward  his  home.  He 
was  an  officer  of  Plymouth  Congregational  Church. 

On  his  return  from  Europe  he  contributed  three  papers  descrip- 
tive of  Sicily  to  LippincoW s  Magazine^  and  frequently  wrote  for 
the  Christian  Union,  New  York  Evening  Post^  Independent, 
and  other  leading  periodicals. 

While  on  a  bicycle  ride  in  City  Park,  he  was  taken  ill,  and 
died  a  few  hours  later  at  his  home  in  Denver,  June  4,  1901,  in 
his  49th  year. 

He  married,  on  June  17,  1885,  Mary  Prichard,  daughter  of 
the  late  President  Woolsey.  She  survives  him  with  two  sons 
and  a  daughter. 


George  Theodore  Bliss,  son  of  George  and  Catherine  (San- 
ford)  Bliss,  was  born  April  19,  1851,  in  Manchester,  England. 
He  was  fitted  for  college  in  the  Hopkins  Grammar  School  in  New 
Haven. 

For  three  or  four  years  after  graduation  he  was  connected  with 
the  London  branch  of  his  father's  banking  house,  known  as  Mor- 
ton, Rose  &  Co.  In  1877  he  returned  to  America  and  emtered 
the  firm  of  Morton,  Bliss  &  Co.,  of  which  he  was  a  member  until 
its  dissolution  and  the  organization  of  the  Morton  Trust  Co. 

He  died  at  his  home  in  New  York  City  on  March  24,  1901,  in 
his  50th  year.  He  had  undergone  an  operation  for  appendicitis, 
but  had  been  so  weakened  by  a  recent  attack  of  the  grippe  that 
he  did  not  rally  from  the  operation. 

He  married,  on  February  12,  1879,  Miss  Jeannette  Atwater 
Dwight  of  New  York  City,  who  survives  him  with  one  daughter. 
By  his  last  will  he  left  a  generous  bequest  to  the  University. 

William  Webb  Browning,  son  of  Rev.  William  G.  Brown- 
ing, a  Methodist  clergyman,  and  Susan  Rebecca  (Webb)  Brown- 
ing, was  born  on  March  1852,  in  Metuchen,  Woodbridge  town- 
ship, N.  J.     He  prepared  for  college  at  Amenia  (N.  Y.)  Seminary. 

In  the  autumn  after  graduation  he  entered  Columbia  Law 
School,  and  after  receiving  his  degree  in  1875  he  practiced  law 
in  New  York  City  until  1884,  in  partnership  with  A.  C.  Farnam. 
In  the  meantime  he  had  began  the  study  of  medicine,  and  in 

1884  received  the  degree  of  M.D.  from  Bellevue  Medical  College, 
and  thereafter  was  a  practicing  physician  in  Brooklyn.  He  was 
Demonstrator  of  Anatomy  in  Long  Island  College  Hospital  from 

1885  to  1894  ;  Lecturer  on  Anatomy  from  1886  to  1894  ;  Adjunct 
Professor  of  Anatomy  1894-95  ;  and  afterward  until  his  death 
Professor  of  Anatomy  and  of  Clinical  Orthopaedics.  In  1893  he 
published  "  Modern  Homoepathy  ;  its  Absurdities  and  Inconsist- 
encies," and  during  the  past  few  years  a  number  of  articles  of 
his  on  Anatomy  have  appeared  in  the  leading  medical  journals. 
He  was  a  member  of  the  American  Academy  of  Medicine.  In 
1895  he  received  from  Yale  University  the  honorary  degree  of 
Master  of  Arts. 

He  married,  on  September  3,  1873,  at  New  Haven,  Conn., 
Sarah  Wells  Smith,  daughter  of  Nathaniel  S.  Smith,  and  had  four 
daughters  and  two  sons.  The  eldest  daughter  is  the  wife  of  Rich- 
mond C.  Holcomb,  M.D.,  of  the*U.  S.  Navy,  the  elder  son  is  a 


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West  Point  graduate  of  the  class  of  1901,  and  the  second 
daughter  is  a  graduate  of  Cornell  University  in  the  class  of  1899. 
Dr.  Browning  died  of  apoplexy  at  his  home  in  Brooklyn,  on 
October  3,  1900,  at  the  age  of  48  years.  He  was  a  brother  of 
Professor  Philip  E.  Browning  of  Yale  University. 

1874 

Joseph  Unangst  Bkown,  son  of  William  Daniel  Brown,  a 
lumber  merchant,  and  Susan  Margaret  (Unangst)  Brown,  was 
born  on  July  18,  1851,  at  Easton,  Pa.  He  was  prepared  for  col- 
lege at  Claverack,  N.  Y.,  and  joined  the  class  at  the  beginning 
of  its  Junior  year  from  the  preceding  class. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  at  Easton,  was  admitted  to 
the  bar  of  Northampton  County,  Pa.,  in  the  winter  of  18V6,  and 
practiced  his  profession  there  until  the  fall  of  1887,  when  he 
engaged  in  the  lumber  business  at  Mehoopany,  Pa.  There  he 
met  reverses,  but  engaged  in  the  same  business  in  Brooklyn, 
N.  Y.,  until  the  summer  of  1 895.  He  was  then  admitted  to  the  bar 
of  Lackawanna  County,  Pa.,  and  practiced  in  Scranton  until  his 
death,  which  occurred  on  May  30,  1899,  at  the  age  of  47  years. 
He  was  unmarried. 

1876 

Philip  Gray  Russell,  eighth  of  the  ten  children  and  fourth 
son  of  Gen.  William  Huntington  Russell  (Yale  1833)  and  Mary 
Elizabeth  (Hubbard)  Russell,  was  born  on  February  .14,  1854,  at 
New  Haven,  Conn.  He  was  a  descendant  in  the  sixth  genera- 
tion of  Rev.  Noadiah  Russel  of  Middletown,  one  of  the  founders 
of  Yale  College,  and  of  Rev.  James  Pierpont,  also  one  of  the 
founders  of  Yale  College,  whose  daughter  Mary  married  Rev. 
William  Russell  (the  son  of  Noadi-ah)  (Yale  1709),  Fellow  of  the 
Yale  Corporation  from  1745  to  1761  and  forty-six  years  pastor  of 
the  First  Church  in  Middletown.  All  of  his  male  ancestors  have 
been  graduates  of  Yale  since  the  foundation  of  the  college.  His 
mother  was  the  daughter  of  Dr.  Thomas  Hubbard,  Professor  of 
Surgery  in  the  Yale  Medical  School. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  Yale  Law  School  and  received 
the  degree  of  LL.B.  in  1878,  meantime  teaching  in  the  Collegiate 
and  Commercial  Institute  founded  and  conducted  by  his  father, 
where  he  had  been  himself  prepared  for  college. 

In  September,  1878,  he  went  .to  Washington,  D.  C,  where  he 
afterward  resided  and  practiced  his  profession.     For  over  three 


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years  and  until  January,  1882,  he  was  Examiner  in  the  U.  S, 
Patent  Office.  He  then  formed  a  partnership  with  George  S> 
Prindle  for  the  practice  of  patent  law,  under  the  name  of  Prindle 
&  Russell,  which  continued  during  his  life.  He  was  prosperous 
in  his  profession,  traveled  extensively,  and  was  much  interested 
in  scientific  subjects  outside  of  his  professional  work. 

Mr.  Russell  died  at  his  home  in  Washington,  D.  C,  on  July 
21,  1900,  from  acute  nephritis,  his  vigorous  health  having  been 
previously  impaired  by  appendicitis,  requiring  a  severe  operation. 

He  married,  on  December  17,  1884,  Lilean,  daughter  of  John 
E.  and  Ellen  T.  Kendall  of  Washington.  She  died  in  1886, 
leaving  no  children. 

James  Adams  Wells,  son  of  Ralph  and  Sarah  F.  (Adams) 
Wells,  was  born  on  January  17,    1856,   in  New  York  City. 

After  his  graduation  he  took  the  course  in  the  College  of  Phy- 
sicians and  Surgeons,  receiving  the  degree  of  M.D.  in  1879. 
Then  for  about  two  years  he  was  Resident  Physician  in  the 
Presbyterian  Hospital,  and  in  1881-82  Attending  Physician  at 
the  Northern  Dispensary  in  New  York.  In  September,  1882,  he 
removed  to  Englewood,  N.  J.,  where  he  afterward  practiced  his 
profession.  He  was  Attending  Physician  and  Surgeon  at  the 
Englewood  Hospital,  and  President  of  the  Bergen  County  Med- 
ical Society.  He  wrote  a  number  of  articles  on  medical  topics, 
some  of  which  were  republished  in  Europe. 

He  died  dt  his  home  in  Englewood,  after  an  illness  of  a  week 
from  pneumonia,  on  May  21,  1901,  at  the  age  of  45  years. 

He  married,  on  June  1,  1882,  Janet  Taylor,  daughter  of  Rev. 
Thomas  G.  Wall,  D.D.  (Princeton  1848),  at  that  time  Superin- 
tendent of  the  Presbyterian  Hospital  in  New  York.  She  is  liv- 
ing, but  without  children.     A  daughter  died  in  infancy. 

1878 

JoHN^  Addison  Porter,  son  of  Professor  John  Addison  Porter 
(Yale  1842)  and  Josephine  Earl  (Sheffield)  Porter,  daughter  of 
the  founder  of  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School,  was  born  on  April 
17,  1856,  at  New  Haven,  Conn.  He  was  fitted  for  college  at  the 
Hopkins  Grammar  School. 

The  year  after  graduation  he  studied  law  with  his  uncle, 
William  J.  Boardman,  in  Cleveland,  O.,  but  not  with  the  inten- 
tion of  practicing  that  profession.     On  his  return  to  Connecticut 


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be  was  a  reporter  on  the  New  Haven  Daily  Palladium^  and  for 
a  brief  time  on  tbe  Hartford  Gourant.  After  an  extended  tour 
in  the  West  in  1880,  he  pursued  a  course  of  post-graduate  study 
in  American  history  in  Yale  University.  For  a  year  in  1882-83 
he  was  literary  editor  of  tbe  New  York  Observer,  and  contributed 
also  to  the  Critic,  New  Englander  and  Century  Magazine,  He 
then  continued  literary  work  in  Washington,  D.  C,  and  while  a 
resident  there  served  as  Secretary  to  his  uncle,  William  Walter 
Phelps  (Yale  1860),  at  that  time  a  member  of  the  National  House 
of  Representatives,  and  was  afterward  clerk  of  the  special  Senate 
Committee  on  Indian  affairs.  He  also  organized  and  conducted 
the  Oregon  Publishing  Company  in  1886.  In  1887  a  severe 
illness  compelled  him  to  spend  the  winter  in  the  South,  and  on 
his  return  in  renewed  health  he  purchased  an  estate  in  Pomfret, 
Conn.,  which  was  afterward  his  permanent  home.  In  the  autumn 
of  1888  he  bought  an  interest  in  the  Hartford  Enening  Post,  and 
the  following  year  became  its  main  proprietor  and  editor-in-chief, 
and  retained  his  control  until  he  sold  the  paper  in  1899. 

He  was  elected  to  the  Connecticut  Legislature  as  a  Representa- 
tive from  Pomfret  in  1891,  was  a  delegate  to  the  Republican 
National  Convention  at  Minneapolis  in  1892,  and  was  a  prominent 
candidate  for  Governor  in  the  Republican  conventions  of  Con- 
necticut in  1894,  1896  and  1898.  Having  been  appointed  by  Mr. 
McKinley  Secretary  to  the  President  of  the  United  States  in 
February,  1897,  on  March  4  he  assumed  that  office  and  applied 
himself  closely  to  its  duties,  which  proved  very  exacting,  espe- 
cially during  the  Spanish  war.  His  health  was  seriously  impaired 
in  the  spring  of  1899,  but  he  continued  to  act  as  Secretary  for  a 
year  longer.  As  it  had  become  certain  that  he  could  not  continue 
his  duties,  the  President  reluctantly  accepted  his  resignation  on 
May  1,  1900.  Although  he  suffered  much  he  bravely  fought  his 
malady,  a  malignant,  intestinal  disease,  until  his  death,  which 
came  suddenly  at  his  home  in  Pomfret,  on  December  15,  1900. 
He  was  44  years  of  age.  The  funeral  service  and  burial  were  in 
New  Haven. 

He  married,  on  December  28,  1882,  Amy  Ellen,  daughter  of 
George  F.  Betts  (Williams  1844),  and  sister  of  Samuel  Rossiter 
Betts  (Yale  1875),  and  had  two  daughters  and  a  son.  One 
daughter  died  in  early  childhood.  Mrs.  Porter,  in  memory  of 
her  husband,  has  founded  in  Yale  University  the  John  Addison 
Porter  Prize  in  American  History. 


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Besides  contributions  to  periodical  literature,  Mr.  Porter  edited 
in  1 885  "  Sketches  of  Yale  Life,"  prepared  for  the  Johns  Hopkins 
Historical  Studies  of  1885  a  monograph  on  "The  City  of  Wash- 
ington ;  its  Origin  and  Development,"  and  wrote  a  pamphlet  on 
"The  Corporation  of  Yale  College." 

He  was  deeply  interested  in  all  that  concerned  the  University 
and  unselfishly  devoted  to  whatever  he  thought  was  for  the 
highest  good  of  Yale. 

1879 

John  Lester  Franklin,  son  of  William  and  Clarissa  B.  (Sea- 
grave)  Franklin,  was  born  on  March  19,  1856,  in  New  Haven, 
Conn.  He  was  well  started  in  business  with  his  father,  who  was 
a  well-known  merchant  tailor  in  Kew  Haven,  when  he  felt  it  his 
duty  to  prepare  for  the  ministry.  He  was  fitted  for  college  under 
a  private  tutor  and  in  the  Hopkins  Grammar  School  in  New 
Haven. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  Yale  Divinity  School,  from 
which  he  received  the  degree  of  B.D.  in  1882.  He  was  ordained 
on  September  12  of  that  year,  at  Lysander,  N.*Y.  After  a  pastor- 
ate of  five  years  there,  he  was  called  in  1888  to  Pilgrim  Congre- 
gational Church,  Buifalo,  N.  Y.,  and  labored  effectively  in  secur- 
ing its  attractive  house  of  worship.  For  over  two  years  from 
1894  he  was  in  Europe  and  the  East  for  travel  and  study.  Soon 
after  his  return  he  resigned  his  pastorate  and  went  abroad  for 
further  study.  In  October,  1898,  he  took  charge  of  Plymouth 
Chapel,  a  flourishing  mission  of  the  First  Congregational  Church 
of  Buffalo,  and  served  there  faithfully  until  his  death,  from  pneu- 
monia, on  January  3,  1901,  in  his  45th  year. 

He  married,  on  June  9, 1896,  Anna  Cornelia,  daughter  of  Nelson 
M.  Clute,  of  Buffalo.  She  survives  him  with  a  son  about  three 
years  of  age. 

1881 

Arthur  Eli  White,  son  of  John  J.  and  Louisa  Lawrence 
(Wetmore)  White,  was  born  on  November  1,  1858,  in  New  York 
City.  He  was  prepared  for  college  privately,  and  before  enter- 
ing lived  in  various  places  in  Europe. 

After  graduation  he  traveled  extensively  abroad,  but  in  March, 
1885,  engaged  in  the  banking  business,  and  entered  the  firm  of 
A.  W.  Durkee  &  Co.  Later  he  was  a  partner  in  the  firm  of 
White  &  Hartshorne  until  the  end  of  his  life.     From  January, 


1 883,  he  was  a  member  of  Company  K  of  the  Seventh  Regiment, 
in  which  he  rose  to  be  First  Lieutenant. 

He  died  at  his  home  in  New  York,  on  February  21,  1901,  at 
the  age  of  42  years.     He  was  unmarried. 

1882 

Fred  John  Brockway,  only  son  of  John  G.  and  Amanda 
(Carroll)  Brockway,  was  born  in  South  Sutton,  N.  H.,  on  Febru- 
ary 24,  1860.     He  entered  college  from  Tilton  (N.  H.)  Seminary. 

After  graduation  he  taught  two  years  in  Stamford,  Conn.,  and 
then  entered  the  College  of  Physicians  and  Surgeons  in  New 
York,  from  which  he  received  the  degree  of  M.D.  in  1887.  For 
the  two  years  following  he  was  in  the  surgical  department  of 
Roosevelt  Hospital,  and  then  became  the  first  resident  surgeon 
at  Johns  Hopkins  Hospital  in  Baltimore,  Md.  In  the  fall  of  1890 
he  returned  to  the  College  of  Physicians  and  Surgeons  of  New 
York  as  Lecturer  and  Demonstrator  of  Anatomy,  and  was  later 
Secretary  of  the  Faculty.  He  was  a  member  of  the  American 
Museum  of  Natural, History,  the  American  Association  of  Anat- 
omists, and  many  medical  and  other  societies. 

He  was  the  author  of  "  Chemistry  and  Physics,"  and  a  ''  Com- 
pend  of  Anatomy,"  and  wrote  in  addition  a  number  of  valuable 
monographs  on  anatomical  subjects. 

His  death  occurred  at  Brattleboro,  Vt.,  on  April  21,  1901,  after 
an  illness  of  several  months  which  was  largely  the  result  of 
ceaseless  devotion  to  his  profession.  His  age  was  41  years.  He 
was  a  member  of  the  Methodist  Church. 

He  married,  in  1891,  Marion  L.,  daughter  of  A.  M.  Turner, 
cashier  of  the  Union  Mining  Co.,  of  Mount  Savage,  Md.  Mrs. 
Brockway  survives  him  with  two  children. 

1884 

Charles  Edwin  Bedell,  son  of  Edwin  F.  and  Caroline  L. 
Bedell,  was  born  at  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  on  May  19,  1863.  In  1872 
he  removed  with  his  parents  to  Montclair,  N.  J.,  where  he  was 
prepared  for  college  at  the  public  schools. 

After  graduating  with  high  honor,  he  spent  the  summer  in  the 
Adirondacks  and  several  months  on  cattle  ranches  in  Indian  Ter- 
ritory and  Nebraska.  In  January,  1885,  he  entered  the  works  of 
the  New  Jersey  Steel  and  Iron  Company,  then  controlled  by  the 
firm  of  Cooper,  Hewitt  &  Co.,  of  which  his  father  was  a  mem- 


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ber,  where  he  showed  marked  ability.  He  soon  won  recognition 
and  was  advanced  to  a  responsible  position  as  engineer.  Daring 
the  years  of  his  service  he  superintended  the  erection  of  sections 
of  the  Brooklyn  Elevated  Railroad,  the  Park  Avenue  Viaduct, 
as  well  as  many  bridges,  buildings,  and  other  structures.  Owing 
to  the  confidence  felt  in  him  alike  by  employees  and  employers,  he 
was  able  in  more  than  one  instance  to  adjust  difficulties  and  pre- 
vent, strikes.  He  was  greatly  interested  in  the  welfare  of  his 
workmen,  and  took  special  precautions  against  accidents  to  them. 

At  the  time  of  his  death  he  was  the  engineer  in  charge  of  the 
erection  of  the  Brooklyn  towers  and  land-span  of  the  new  East 
River  Bridge.  On  September  28,  1900,  he  fell  from  a  height  of 
ninety  feet  in  that  structure,  receiving  injuries  from  which  he 
died  at  the  hospital  shortly  after.     He  was  37  years  of  age. 

He  married,  on  July  11,  1894,  Miss  Elizabeth  Trippett,  who 
survives  him  with  two  young  sons.  A  brother  graduated  at  Yale 
in  1890. 

1885 

Edwin  Fbanklin  Norton,  son  of  Llewellyn  P.  and  Kath- 
erine  (Goff)  Norton,  was  born  on  February  15,  1861,  at  Scott, 
Cortland  Count j^,  N.  Y.,  and  was  fitted  for  college  at  Homer 
Academy,  Homer,  N.  Y.  He  joined  the  class  in  Sophomore 
year,  after  one  year  in  Williams  College. 

The  year  after  graduation  he  taught  at  Freehold  (N.  J.)  Insti- 
tute, and  the  two  years  following  was  principal  of  Morrisville 
(N.  Y.)  Union  School.  In  1888  he  was  appointed  Professor  of 
Modern  Languages  and  Literatures  in  Olivet  College,  Olivet, 
Mich.,  and  continued  there  with  success  until  1894.  Meantime 
he  had  preached  frequently,  and  had  made  special  studies  in 
philosophy,  theology,  and  other  subjects.  He  was  ordained  as  a 
Congregational  minister  on  July  24,  1894.  During  the  next  year 
he  took  a  special  course  in  Yale  Divinity  School.  From  1895  to 
1897  he  was  pastor  of  the  Congregational  Church  at  Almont, 
Mich.  He  then  returned  to  teaching,  and  the  next  two  years 
was  in  Middleburg,  Scoharie  County,  N.  Y.,  becoming  then  Prin- 
cipal of  Haverling  High  School,  in  Bath,  Steuben  County,  N.  Y. 
He  received  the  degree  of  M.A.  from  Syracuse  University  in 
1888,  and  Ph.D.  from  Wooster  University,  Ohio,  in  1894. 

He  died  of  paralysis  at  his  home  in  Bath,  N.  Y.,  on  September 
23,  1900,  in  his  40th  year. 


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He  married,  on  December  22,  1885,  Anna  Marie  Winne,  daugh- 
ter of  Mrs.  Josephine  Coburn,  of  Whitewater,  Wise,  who  sur- 
vives him  with  a  daughter  about  ten  years  of  age. 

1886 

Percy  Edgar,  son  of  Jonathan  and  Adriana  A.  Edgar,  was 
born  in  New  York  City  on  March  10,  1865,  and  was  prepared  for 
college  at  the  Siglar  School,  Newburgh,  N.  Y. 

Since  his  graduation  he  had  been  engaged  in  the  fire  insurance 
and  real  estate  business  in  Newark,  N.  J.,  in  the  firm  of  Edgar  & 
O'Gorman.  He  was  a  member  of  Trinity  Episcopal  Church  in 
Newark. 

He  died  at  Battle,  Carbon  County,  Wy.,  while  visiting  his 
brother,  on  November  1,  1900,  in  his  36th  year.  He  was  unmar- 
ried. 

1887 

John  Bassett  Keep,  eldest  of  the  four  children  of  John  Lester 
and  Sarah  Coit  (Avery)  Keep,  was  born  on  October  20,  1866,  in 
Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  and  was  fitted  for  college  at  Adelphi  Academy. 

After  graduation  he  studied  medicine  for  three  years,  but 
afterward  devoted  himself  to  commercial  life. 

He  died  of  pneumonia  at  his  home  in  Brooklyn,  on  April  9, 
1901,  in  his  35th  year.     He  was  unmarried. 

George  Francis  Nesbitt,  son  of  Abram  Nesbitt,  a  banker, 
and  Sara  M.  (Goodwin)  Nesbitt,  was  born  on  January  24,  1865, 
at  Kingston,  Luzerne  County,  Pa.,  and  fitted  for  college  at 
Wyoming  Seminary. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  in  the  office  of  E.  P.  &  J.  Y. 
Darling,  in  Wilkes-Barre,  was  admitted  to  the  bar  of  Luzerne 
County  in  June,  1890,  and  practiced  in  Wilkes-Barre,  residing  in 
Kingston. 

In  1894,  with  a  few  friends,  he  presented  an  athletic  field 'to 
Wyoming  Seminary,  and  also  established  two  annual  prizes  for 
the  best  original  orations. 

While  on  a  hunting  trip  he  accidentally  shot  and  instantly  killed 
himself,  on  November  27,  1900,  about  three  miles  from  the  village 
of  Mebane,  N.  C.     He  was  35  years  of  age.     He  was  unmarried. 


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Frederick  Roger  Whittlesey,  youngest  of  the  six  children 
of  Francis  Dwight  Whittlesey,  Town  Clerk  and  Judge  of  Pro- 
bate of  Southington,  Conn.,  and  grandson  of  Roger  Whittlesey 
(Yale  178V),  was  born  in  Southington,  on  July  11,  1865.  His 
mother  was  Laura  (Barnes)  Whittlesey,  daughter  of  Julius  S.  and 
Laura  (Lewis)  Barnes.  He  was  prepared  for  college  at  the 
Hopkins  Grammar  School  in  New  Haven. 

The  year  following  graduation  he  was  Principal  of  the  High 
School  in  his  native  town,  but  in  December,  1888,  he  entered  the 
employ  of  Bennett,  Sloan  &  Co.,  importers  and  jobbers  of  teas, 
etc.,  with  whom  he  continued,  being  for  several  years  before  his 
death  manager  of  their  tea  department. 

He  married  at  Bay  Ridge,  N.  Y.,  on  June  iVth,  1890,  Mary 
Bliss,  daughter  of  George  V.  Kelly,  formerly  of  Brooklyn. 

Mr.  Whittlesey  died  of  typhoid  fever  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  on 
July  19,  1900,  at  the  age  of  35  years.  His  widow,  two  daughters 
and  a  son  survive. 

1888 

Arthur  White,  son  of  Hon.  Stephen  Van  Cullen  White  (Knox 
1 854)  and  Eliza  M.  (Chandler)  White,  was  born  on  August  2, 
1865,  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  and  was  prepared  for  college  at  Brook- 
lyn Polytechnic  Institute. 

After  graduation  he  was  associated  with  his  father,  the  well- 
known  Wall  street  broker,  and  gave  his  especial  attention  to  the 
Chicago  interests 'of  the  business.  For  ten  years  he  had  a  seat 
in  the  New  York  Stock  Exchange.  In  the  autumn  of  1900  he 
went  West  and  spent  several  months  on  the  Pacific  coast,  intend- 
ing to  make  a  journey  around  the  world.  While  on  his  way 
from  Sydney,  New  South  Wales,  to  Honolulu,  and  about  three 
days'  voyage  from  the  latter,  he  died  on  April  19,  1901,  at  the 
age  of  35  years. 

He  married  in  1888,  at  Orange,  N.  J.,  Miss  Margaret  Beecher, 
sister  of  his  classmate,  Harry  Beecher,  and  daughter  of  Harry 
Barton  Beecher,  formerly  an  insurance  broker  in  Yonkers,  N.  Y. 
His  widow,  a  son  and  daughter  survive.  A  daughter  eleven 
years  of  age  died  last  year. 

1891 

Elijah  George  Boardman,  son  of  William  J.  and  Florence 
(Sheffield)  Boardman,  was  born  on  April  29,  1868,  in  Cleveland, 
O.     He  was  a  grandson  of  Joseph  Earl  Sheffield,  founder  of  the 


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Sheifield  Scientific  School,  and  a  nephew  of  Professor  John  A. 
Porter  (Yale  1842).  He  was  prepared  for  college  at  St.  Paul's 
School,  Concord,  N.  H. 

After  graduation  he  studied  two  years  in  the  Harvard  Law 
School,  and  began  practice  in  New  York  City  as  a  member  of  the 
firm  of  Boardman  &  Childs.  In  the  spring  of  1 894  he  returned 
to  Cambridge  for  the  examination,  and  received  the  degree  of 
LL.B.  After  about  two  years  of  practice  he  dissolved  partner- 
ship, and  continued  alone. 

He  endured  with  cheerfulness  physical  infirmity,  and  while  on 
a  visit  in  Cleveland,  O.,  died  of  heart  failure,  on  July  21,  1900, 
at  the  age  of  32  years.  His  gentleness  of  manner  and  unfailing 
courtesy  impressed  all  whom  he  met.  He  was  a  member  of  the 
Protestant  Episcopal  Church. 

1892 

Edwaed  Buffett  Mowbray,  son  of  Jarvis  Rogers  Mowbray, 
M.D.,  and  Ellen  (Smith)  Mowbray,  was  born  on  July  1,  1871,  at 
Bay  Shore,  Long  Island,  N.  Y.,  and  was  prepared  for  college 
at  the  Union  High  School  in  Huntington,  L.  I. 

After  graduation  he  took  the  course  at  the  New  York  Law 
School,  receiving  his  degree  cmn  laude  in  1894.  He  was 
admitted  to  the  bar  in  May  of  the  same  year,  and  practiced  in 
the  office  of  Strong,  Harrison  &  Mathewson,  New  York,  until 
June  1,  1898,  after  which  he  divided  his  practice  between  Bay 
Shore  and  New  York,  with  large  promise  of  future  success. 

He  died  at  the  Hotel  Majestic,  New  York,  after  an  illness  of 
seven  weeks  from  typhoid  fever,  on  December  9,  1900,  at  the  age 
of  29  years.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Presbyterian  Church, 
Islip,  L.  I. 

He  married,  on  April  28,  1900,  Miss  Louise  Lovell  Tilton,  of 
Laconia,  N.  H.,  who,  with  an  infant  daughter,  survives  him. 

Horace  Tracy  Pitkin,  son  of  Horace  Woodbridge  and  Lucy 
Tracy  (Yale)  Pitkin,  was  born  on  October  28,  1869,  at  Philadel- 
phia, Pa.  He  was  a  nephew  of  Rev.  Charles  S.  Sherman  (Yale 
1835),  missionary  in  Jerusalem,  and  his  maternal  grandfather  was 
Rev.  Cyrus  Yale,  D.D.  (Williams  1811),  who  was  for  nearly  forty 
years  pastor  in  New  Hartford,  Conn.  He  was  prepared  for  col- 
lege at  Phillips  Academy,  Exeter,  N.  H. 


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On  coming  to  Yale  he  was  President  of  the  Freshman  Debat- 
ing Society,  and  active  in  all  college  life.  He  organized  a  Boys' 
Club  in  the  lower  part  of  the  city,  which  successive  Freshman 
classes  have  since  maintained,  worked  in  the  Grand  Avenue  Mis- 
sion, and  started  a  foreign  missionary  band  whose  membership 
soon  grew  to  twenty  men.  While  attending  a  conference  of 
students  at  Northfield,  Mass.,  he  formed  the  purpose  of  devoting 
his  life  to  the  cause  of  missions. 

After  graduation  he  took  the  course  in  Union  Theological 
Seminary,  at  the  same  time  doing  mission  work,  and  planning 
various  means  for  the  relief  of  the  poor.  During  1894-95  he 
was  Traveling  Secretary  of  the  Student  Volunteer  Movement  for 
Foreign  Missions,  and  rendered  most  effective  service.  While 
attending  a  convention  of  this  body  in  Cleveland  he  impressed 
the  members  of  the  Pilgrim  Congregational  Church  of  that  city 
so  favorably,  that  they  adopted  him  as  their  special  representative 
in  the  missionary  field. 

He  married,  on  October  6,  1896,  Miss  Letitia  E.  Thomas,  of 
Troj%  O.  ;  on  October  9,  was  ordained  as  a  minister  in  Cleveland, 
O.  ;  and  on  November  11,  sailed  with  his  bride  for  China,  under 
the  auspices  of  the  American  Board.  On  the  journey  he  visited 
many  places  of  interest  from  a  missionary  standpoint,  and  reach- 
ing Tientsin  on  May  1,  1897,  proceeded  at  once  to  Pao-ting-fu,  a 
small  town  about  one  hundred  miles  southwest  of  Peking,  and  a 
station  of  the  North  China  Mission.  A  large  part  of  his  life 
there  was  occupied  in  acquiring  the  language,  but  he,  at  length, 
had  the  satisfaction  of  preaching  to  the  people  in  their  native 
tongue.  For  the  last  year  he  had  charge  of  the  boys'  boarding 
school. 

In  the  spring  of  1900  came  the  terrible  uprising  of  the  natives 
against  the  missionaries  and  other  foreigners  as  the  enemies  of 
China,  led  by  the  society  of  Boxers.  After  weeks  of  suffering 
and  suspense,  Pao-ting-fu  was  attacked,  and  on  the  morning  of 
July  1,  1900,  the  mob,  after  spending  some  hours  in  pillaging  the 
China  Inland  Mission,  surrounded  the  premises  of  the  American 
Board  station.  Mr.  Pitkin  attempted  to  save  the  lives  of  the 
women,  and  kept  effective  guard  with  his  revolver  at  his  house, 
which  was  nearest  the  gate.  Finally,  in  driving  away  a  boy  who 
had  shot  at  him  from  close  by,  he  exposed  himself,  and  immediately 
became  the  target  for  many  guns,  and  fell  mortally  wounded. 
He  is  said  to  have  died  almost  instantlv.     The  mob  then  rushed 


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in  and  beheaded  him,  but  his  body  was  recovered  and  afterward 
the  head.  Impressive  memorial  services  in  honor  of  him  and  of 
the  other  martyrs  of  that  day,  were  held  on  March  24,  1901, 
and  the  remains  were  interred  in  a  new  cemetery,  especially  pro- 
vided, in  Pao-ting-fu.  Services  in  the  memory  of  Mr.  Pitkin 
were  also  held  at  Dwight  Hall  in  Yale  University,  and  at  the 
Pilgrim  Congregational  Church  in  Cleveland,  on  November  18, 
1900.  He  was  30  years  of  age  at  the  time  of  his  death.  His 
wife,  on  account  of  ill  health,  had  left  China  in  April,  before  the 
outbreak,  with  their  two-year-old  son,  and  reached  America  in 
safety.  His  devotion  and  unfaltering  faith  in  the  work  for  which 
he  died  were  revealed  in  a  last  message  to  his  wife,  expressing 
the  hope  that  when  his  boy  was  twenty -five  years  old  he  would 
come  back  to  China  to  preach  the  Gospel  in  his  place. 

1893 

Alfred  Henry  Jones,  son  of  Hon.  Charles  Jones,  a  lawyer  of 
St.  Louis,  Mo.,  and  Emily  T.  (Yosti)  Jones,  was  born  in  that  city 
on  April  17,  1868.  He  was  fitted  for  college  at  Smith  Academy, 
St.  Louis.  While  in  college  he  took  much  interest  in  baseball  and 
other  athletics,  and  was  captain  of  the  Freshman  nine. 

After  graduation  he  studied  in  the  Washington  University 
Law  School,  in  St.  Louis,  received  the  degree  of  LL.B.  in  1895, 
and  after  his  admission  to  the  bar  practiced  in  his  native  city 
until  ill  health  compelled  him  to  cease.  In  June,  1900,  he  had 
pneumonia,  after  which  consumption  developed.  He  was  taken 
to  New  Mexico,  where  he  seemed  to  improve  ;  but  early  in  Janu- 
ary he  was  seized  with  the  grippe,  and  died  a  fortnight  afterward, 
on  January  15,  1901,  at  the  age  of  32  years.  He  was  a  Roman 
Catholic. 

He  married,  November  11,  1896,  Miss  Sophie  Bates  Johnson, 
of  St.  Louis,  who,  with  a  daughter  and  son,  survives  him. 

1894 

William  Clayton  Crafts,  son  of  Hon.  Clayton  Edward  and 
Cordelia  Emily  (Kent)  Crafts,  was  born  on  January  18,  1873,  at 
Austin,  Cook  County,  111.,  and  entered  college  from  Northwestern 
University,  Evanston,  III. 

After  graduation  at  Yale,  he  studied  law  two  years  at  North- 
western University,  and  was  admitted  to  the  bar  of  Illinois.  In 
the  fall  of   1896  he  began  practice  in  Chicago  with  Crafts  & 


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Stevens,  but  in  1898  went  to  Colorado  on  account  of  his  health, 
and  in  1899  was  admitted  to  the  bar  there.  He  married,  on 
December  19,  1899,  at  Colorado  Springs,  Miss  Lucy  H.  Seeley,  of 
Cairo,  Mich. 

He  died  of  consumption  at  Denver,  Col.,  on  January  7,  1901, 
in  his  28th  year.     His  widow  survives  him. 

Kirk  Crawford  McKinney,  son  of  Crawford  McKinney, 
was  born  on  January  4,  1870,  at  Piqua,  Miami  County,  O.  He 
was  fitted  for  Yale  at  Kempner  College,  Boonville,  Mo.,  and 
under  a  private  tutor. 

After  graduation  he  went  to  Kansas  City,  Mo.,  where  he  was 
for  two  years  an  assistant  to  Dr.  J.  D.  Griffith  in  St.  Joseph's 
Hospital,  and  then  House  Surgeon  there.  After  two  years  in  that 
position  he  went  to  Chihuahua,  Mexico,  and  was  connected  with 
one  of  the  large  mining  companies.  From  Chihuahua  he  went 
to  El  Paso,  Tex.,  and  was  associated  with  Dr.  Horsley.  There, 
for  an  unknown  cause,  he  took  his  own  life  by  shooting,  on 
December  7,  1900.  He  was  30  years  of  age.  While  at  St. 
Joseph's  Hospital  he  is  said  to.  have  contracted  tuberculosis  from 
an  accidental  cut  in  an  operation  on  a  patient  who  had  tubercu- 
losis.    Two  brothers  and  a  sister  survive  him. 

Henry  Bishop  Perkins,  Jr.,  youngest  child  of  Hon.  Henry 
Bishop  Perkins  and  Elizabeth  Giddings  (Baldwin)  Perkins,  was 
born  on  May  1,  1871,  at  Warren,  O.,  and  was  prepared  for  college 
at  St.  Paul's  School,  Concord,  N.  H.  Early  in  his  college  course 
he  took  a  position  of  influence  in  his  class,  and  was  Captain  of 
the  Freshman  crew. 

After  graduation  he  returned  to  Warren  and  had  much  of  the 
care  of  his  father's  estate.  For  over  a  year  he  had  been  in  ill 
health,  and  away  from  home  most  of  the  time,  but  his  death  was 
entirely  unexpected.  For  some  inscrutable  cause  he  shot  himself, 
on  the  river  bank  near  his  home,  on  October  19,  1900.  He  was 
29  years  of  age.     He  was  unmarried. 

Walter  Eugene  Stewart,  Jr.,  son  of  Walter  Eugene  and 
Anna  G.  Stewart,  was  born  on  Kovember  7,  1873,  at  Plainfield, 
N.  J,,  and  prepared  for  college  in  the  school  of  John  Leal  (Yale 
1874). 

In  the  autumn  following  graduation  he  entered  the  New  York 
Law  School,  received  the  degree  of  Bachelor  of  Law  in  1896,  and 


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practiced  his  profession  in  New  York  ('ity  until  1899,  when  he 
was  commissioned  as  Second  Lieutenant  in  the  Third  Infantry, 
U.  S.  Array.  Soon  afterward  he  was  sent  to  Manila,  where 
he  served  with  gallantry,  and  received  honorable  mention  for 
bravery  in  several  actions.  While  engaged  in  landing  horses 
from  a  transport,  he  was  thrown  from  his  horse,  and  so  seriously 
injured  in  the  head  that  he  was  confined  to  a  hospital  for  several 
months.  Finding  upon  his  discharge  that  he  would  not  be  able 
to  continue  his  duties  and  could  not  live  in  the  Philippines,  he 
received  an  honorable  discharge  from  the  service  on  January  31, 
1901.  He  arrived  in  San  Francisco  on  February  28,  and  died 
there  in  a  public  park  on  March  5,  from  cerebral  apoplexy,  caused 
by  his  injuries,  at  the  age  of  27  years.  He  was  iinmarried.  A 
brother  was  a  graduate  of  Yale  University  in  the  class  of  1890. 

1897 

Burt  Bronson  Kauffman,  son  of  John  Wesley  Kauffman,  a 
retired  flour  manufacturer,  and  Nellie  (Bronson)  Kauffman,  was 
born  on  June  10,  1872,  at  St.  Louis,  Mo.,  and  was  prepared  for 
college  at  Smith  Academy  in  that  city. 

In  the  autumn  after  graduation  he  entered  the  Medical  Depart- 
ment of  Johns  Hopkins  University.  During  the  vacation  preced- 
ing his  fourth  year  there,  he  was  accidentally  drowned  while  tak- 
ing a  bath  at  Portsmouth,  N.  H.,  on  August  23,  1900.  He  was 
28  years  of  age.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Lindell  Avenue 
Methodist  Episcopal  Church  of  St.  Louis.  He  was  unmarried. 
His  brother,  Harold  Meredith  Kauffman,  graduated  in  the  same 
class  at  Yale. 

DkWitt  Linn  Sage,  son  of  William  Henry  Sage  (Yale  1865), 
was  born  on  February  3,  1875,  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.  His  mother 
was  Jennie  Gregg,  daughter  of  ex-Governor  Curtin  of  Penn- 
sylvania. He  was  fitted  for  college  by  private  tutors,  and 
entered  from  Ithaca,  N.  Y. 

After  graduation  he  traveled  for  a  time,  and  in  the  summer  of 
1900  entered  the  banking  house  of  Moore  &  Schley,  New  York 
City. 

He  died,  after  a  brief  illness  from  pneumonia,  at  the  home  of 
his  father,  Menands  Road,  Albany,  N.  Y.,  on  January  1,  1901,  at 
the  age  of  25  years.  A  brother  graduated  at  Yale  in  1895,  and 
another  in  1896.     His  classmate.  Dean  Sage,  Jr.,  was  a  cousin. 


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Alexander  Wheeler,  son  of  Alexander  and  Mary  Lorena 
(Marks)  Wheeler,  was  born  on  November  30,  1876,  at  Bridgeport, 
Conn.,  and  was  fitted  for  college  at  the  Bridgeport  High  School. 
Early  in  life  he  showed  the  genuineness  of  character  and  earnest- 
ness of  purpose  which  marked  him  later.  In  his  Senior  year  at 
Yale  he  won  the  DeForest  prize. 

After  graduation  he  returned  to  Bridgeport  and  taught  in  the 
High  School,  where  his  instruction  and  even  more  his  quiet 
power  over  the  pupils  came  to  be  highly  appreciated.  In  the 
social,  intellectual,  and  religious  life  of  the  city  he  gained  in  a 
few  years  an  unusual  influence. 

He  was  drowned  in  the  Housatonic  River  near  Stratford, 
Conn.,  on  March  30,  1901.  He  was  24  years  of  age.  With  a 
companion,  he  was  returning  from  duck  shooting,  when  a  gust  of 
wind  upset  their  sail  boat,  and  both  were  thrown  into  the  water. 
His  companion  clung  to  the  boat  and  was  saved,  but  Mr.  Wheeler 
tried  to  swim  ashore  for  help  and  was  drowned.  He  had  been  a 
member  of  the  Presbyterian  Church  from  his  childhood.  A 
brother  graduated  at  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School  in  1894. 

1898 

Robert  Callender,  son  of  Walter  and  Ann  Oswald  Callen- 
der,  was  born  on  September  12,  1875,  in  Providence,  R.  I.,  and 
was  prepared  for  college  at  the  English  Classical  School  in  that 
city,  and  at  Phillips  Academy,  Andbver,  Mass. 

After  graduation  he  went  immediately  into  the  house  of 
Forbes  &  Wallace,  in  Springfield,  Mass.,  to  learn  the  dry  goods 
business.  In  the  summer  of  1900  he  made  a  business  trip  to 
South  America,  and  since  then  had  confined  himself,  perhaps  too 
closely,  to  his  duties.  While  visiting  at  home,  in  a  fit  of  mental 
aberration  caused  by  weeks  of  insomnia,  he  took  his  life  by 
shooting,  on  December  31,  1900,  at  Cranston,  just  outside  the 
limits  of  Providence.  He  was  25  years  of  age.  From  his  estate 
a  generous  memorial  gift  has  been  made  for  a  scholarship  in  the 
Academical  Department.  One  brother  graduated  at  Yale  in 
1894,  and  another  is  a  member  of  the  class  of  1902. 

1899 

CoBURN  Dewees  Berry,  Jr.,  son  of  Coburn  Dewees  Berry 
(Yale  1868)  and  Amanda  (Kirkman)  Berry,  was  born  on  March 
19,  1877,  at  Nashville,  Tenn.,  and  was  fitted  for  college  at  Black 

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After  graduation  he  was  connected  with  the  Cumberland  Tele- 
phone and  Telegraph  Co.,  but  after  a  few  months  took  a  less 
confining  position  in  the  real  estate  business  with  A.  M.  Hazen  & 
Co.  of  Nashville. 

He  had  never  been  in  robust  health,  but  in  May,  1900,  was 
taken  with  a  severe  hemorrhage,  and  after  an  illness  of  ten 
months  from  consumption,  died  at  Asheville,  N.  C,  on  March  16, 
1901,  in  his  24th  year.     A  brother  graduated  at  Yale  in  1896. 

John  Perlin  Camp,  son  of  Joseph  and  Eliza  Ann  (Holcomb) 
Camp,  ^\  as  born  on  March  22,  1875,  at  Newington,  Conn.,  and  was 
fitted  for  college  at  the  Mount  Hermon  School,  Mass. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  office  of  Welles,  Herrick  & 
Hicks,  New  York  City,  and  served  with  great  acceptance.  In 
January,  1900,  he  was  attacked  with  tuberculosis,  and  after  sev- 
eral months  at  home,  went  to  Phoenix,  Ariz.,  where  his  condition 
greatly  improved,  and  he  was  looking  forward  to  a  return  to 
active  life.  While  staying  at  some  distance  from  the  main 
building  of  the  sanitarium  he  attempted  to  give  the  customary 
signal  for  assistance  with  a  revolver,  and  accidentally  shot  him- 
self. He  died  instantly,  on  May  20,  1901,  at  the  age  of  26  years. 
He  was  unmarried.  He  united  with  the  Congregational  Cliurch 
in  Newington  in  1890. 

John  Francis  Fltnn,  son  of  F.  B.  Flynn,  was  born  on  April 
17,  1878,  at  Meriden,  Conn.,  and  fitted  for  college  at  the  Meriden 
High  School. 

At  graduation  he  was  the  second  scholar  in  his  class,  and  dur- 
ing his  course  won  many  prizes.  In  Freshman  year  he  took  the 
Berkeley  premium,  first  grade  ;  in  Sophomore  year  second  place 
in  the  Lucius  F.  Robinson  Latin  prize  competition,  and  in  Junior 
year  first  place  in  the  same  competition.  •  In  the  latter  year  he 
took  the  second  Winthrop  prize. 

After  graduation  he  was  a  student  of  the  classics  in  the  Grad- 
uate Department,  on  the  Clark  scholarship  and  Larned  fellowship. 
During  the  last  year  he  was  the  first  man  to  hold  the  Cuyler  fel- 
lowship. 

Mr.  Flynn  died  of  typhoid  fever  at  his  home  in  Meriden,  Conn., 
on  April  17,  1901,  the  23d  anniversary  of  his  birth. 


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1900 


Arthur  Edgar  Ely,  son  of  Edgar  S.  and  Jane  M.  Ely,  was 
born  on  June  19,  1876,  at  East  River,  in  the  town  of  Madison, 
Conn.,  and  fitted  for  college  at  the  Morgan  School,  Clinton.  His 
father  died  just  after  his  entrance  to  college. 

The  autumn  after  graduation,  through  extra  study  he  was  able 
to  enter  the  second  year  class  in  the  Yale  Medical  School.  But 
in  December,  exhausted  by  overstudy  and  the  additional  strain 
of  self-support,  he  was  taken  ill  with  what  developed  into  a  tumor 
on  the  brain,  from  which  he  died  at  the  New  Haven  Hospital  on 
January  6,  1901,  in  his  25th  year.  His  mother,  a  sister  and  two 
brothers  survive.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Congregational 
Church  in  ^adison. 

Thomas  Emlen  Franklin,  son  of  George  Mayer  Franklin 
(Yale  1858)  and  Sarah  M.  (Steinman)  Franklin,  and  grandson  of 
Hon.  Thomas  Emlen  Franklin  (Yale  1828),  was  born  at  Lancas- 
ter, Pa.,  on  December  31,  1877.  He  was  prepared  for  college  at 
Phillips  Academy  at  Andover,  Mass. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  service  of  the  First  National 
Bank  in  New  York,  and  remained  there  until  about  two  weeks 
before  his  death,  when  he  left  his  position  and  went  home  for  a 
rest.  For  several  months  before  he  had  suffered  from  intesti- 
nal troubles,  but  his  recovery  was  expected.  He  died  at  Lancas- 
ter, October  20,  1900,  in  his  23d  year.  He  was  unmarried.  Two 
brothers  graduated  from  Yale  in  1892  and  1895  respectively. 


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YALE   MEDICAL   SCHOOL. 

1852 

James  Hart  Curry,  eldest  son  of  Rev.  Benjamin  and  Susan 
(Hart)  Curry,  was  born  August  28,  1827,  in  New  York  City,  but 
lived  in  Shrub  Oak,  Westchester  County,  N.  Y.,  from  early 
childhood. 

At  graduation  he  was  valedictorian  of  his  class  in  the  Yale 
Medical  School  and  class  president.  He  then  returned  to  Shrub 
Oak,  where  he  was  in  active  practice  of  his  profession  for  nearly 
fifty  years. 

Dr.  Curry  was  at  his  death  the  oldest  member  of  the  Westches- 
ter County  Medical  Society,  had  at  different  times  been  delegate 
of  the  New  York  State  Medical  Society  to  the  Connecticut  and 
other  Societies,  and  had  been  President  of  the  Yale  Medical 
Alumni  Association.  During  the  Civil  War  he  was  Surgeon 
with  the  rank  of  Major  in  the  Eighteenth  New  York  Volunteers. 
He  died  at  his  home  in  Shrub  Oak,  on  September  24,  1900,  at  the 
age  of  73  years. 

He  married,  on  February  24,  1853,  Emily  Manville,  daughter 
of  Truman  Minor  of  Peekskill,  N.  Y.  She  died  in  1888.  Two 
sons,  one  of  whom  graduated  at  the  Medical  Department  of  New 
York  University  in  1898,  and  four  daughters,  survive. 

1864 

Moses  Clark  White,  son  of  Roderick  and  Lucy  (Blakeslee) 
White,  was  born  on  July  24,  1819,  at  Paris,  Oneida  County,  N.  Y. 

He  graduated  from  Wesleyan  University,  Middletown,  Conn., 
in  1845  ;  studied  in  Yale  Theological  Seminary  ;  was  ordained  at 
Middletown  on  March  30,  1847  ;  and  was  a  missionary  of  the 
Methodist  Episcopal  Church  at  Foo  Chow,  China,  from  1847  to 
1853,  and  conducted  a  public  dispensary  there  from  1848  to  1852. 
On  account  of  impaired  health  he  returned  to  America,  and  after 
receiving  the  degree  of  M.D.  at  Yale,  practiced  his  profession 
in  New  Haven.  He  was  Instructor  in  Botany  in  the  Sheffield 
Scientific  School  from  1861  to  1864  ;  Instructor  on  Microscopy  in 
Yale  Medical  School  from  1862  to  1867  ;  afterward  Professor  of 
Microscopy  and  Pathology,  and  of  Pathology  from  1880,  becom- 
ing Professor  Emeritus  in  1900.  He  was  Lecturer  on  Histology 
and  Microscopy  at  Wesleyan  University  from  1864  to  1875. 


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For  seventeen  years  he  was  Medical  Examiner  for  the  Coroner, 
and  was  recognized  as  an  authority  on  medical  jurisprudence, 
and  greatly  aided  the  criminal  courts  by  utilizing  scientific 
methods  for  the  detection  of  crime.  He  was  a  member  of  the 
New  Haven  Medical  Association  from  1854,  and  President  in 
1885.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Medico-Legal  Society  of  New 
York,  and  of  the  American  Microscopical  Society,  and  from  1864 
to  1876  Secretary  of  the  Connecticut  Medical  Society. 

While  in  China  Dr.  White  translated  and  published  the  "  Gos- 
pel of  Matthew "  in  the  colloquial  dialect  of  Foo  Chow.  This 
was  the  first  Christian  work  ever  published  in  that  dialect.  In 
1856  he  published  an  "Introduction  to  the  Study  of  the  Spoken 
Language  of  Foo  Chow,"  which  was  of  great  value  to  later 
students.  He  wrote  the  chapter  on  Optics  in  Silliman's  Physics, 
and  aided  in  editing  two  editions  of  that  work.  He  also  edited 
a  revised  edition  of  Prof.  J.  A.  Porter's  Chemistry,  and  wrote  the 
finely  illustrated  monograph  on  Blood  Stains  in  Wood's  "  Hand- 
book of  Medicine." 

He  died  from  the  infirmities  of  age  at  his  home,  on  October  24, 
1900,  at  the  age  of  81  years. 

He  married,  on  March  13,  1847,  Miss  Jane  Isabel  Atwater,  of 
Homer,  Cortland  County,  N.  Y.,  who  died  in  Foo  Chow  in 
1848.  He  afterward  married  in  Foo  Chow,  in  1851,  Miss  Mary 
Seeley  of  Onondaga,  N.  Y.,  who  died  in  New  Haven  in  1887, 
leaving  two  sons,  who  are  both  living,  and  one  of  whom  grad- 
uated at  the  Yale  Medical  School  in  1881. 

1857 

Cortland  VanRensselaer  Creed,  son  of  John  William  and 
Vashti  Elizabeth  (Duplex)  Creed,  was  born  in  April,  1835,  in 
New  Haven,  Conn.  Part  of  his  early  education  was  obtained  in 
the  Lancasterian  School  in  New  Haven.  His  father  was  a  col- 
lege janitor,  steward  of  the  Calliopean  Society,  and  provided  the 
Commencement  dinner  for  the  Yale  alumni  from  about  1822  to 
1865. 

After  graduation  from  the  Yale  Medical  School  Dr  Creed 
settled  in  New  Haven,  and  at  one  time  had  a  large  and  successful 
practice.  In  later  years  he  was  unfortunate.  He  was  appointed 
Assistant  Surgeon  of  the  Thirteenth  Connecticut  Volunteers  in 
1863.  After  the  Civil  War  he  practiced  for  a  short  time  in 
New  York. 


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He  died  suddenly  of  Bright's  disease  in  New  Haven,  on  August 
8,  1900,  at  the  age  of  65  years. 

His  first  wife  was  Drucella  Wright,  by  whom  he  had  four  sons, 
three  of  whom  are  living.  By  his  second  wife,  Mary  A.  Paul,  he 
had  six  children,  of  whom  three  daughters  are  living. 

1864 

Napoleon  Bonaparte  Kbnyon,  son  of  Silas  R.  Kenyon,  was 
born  on  February  17,  1840,  at  Richmond,  R.  I.,  and  studied  at 
East  Greenwich  Academy,  R.  I.  He  entered  the  Medical  School 
from  Providence. 

A  few  years  after  graduation  he  settled  in  the  Pawtuxet  val- 
ley, where  he  resided  for  nearly  thirty  years,  and  showed  himself 
a  skillful  physician  and  a  man  of  sterling  character.  In  1865  he 
was  appointed  Assistant  Surgeon  of  the  Rhode  Island  Militia. 
He  was  a  member  of  the  Rhode  Island  Medical  Society  thirty- 
six  years. 

He  died  after  a  gradual  decline  at  his  home  at  River  Point, 
R.  I.,  on  December  3,  1899,  at  the  age  of  59  years. 

He  married,  on  September  26,  1867,  Sarah  Elizabeth,  daughter 
of  Elisha  Smith,  of  North  Smithfield,  R.  I.,  who  with  their 
only  daughter  survives. 

1867 

Julian  Newell  Parker,  son  of  Charles  Parker,  a  farmer, 
and  Anna  (Utley)  Parker,  was  born  on  July  3,  1840,  in  Mansfield, 
Conn.,  and  lived  there  until  the  Civil  War  broke  out.  His  early 
education  was  received  at  the  common  school  of  his  native  village 
and  at  the  Connecticut  Literary  Institute  of  Suffield,  Conn. 

On  July  16,  1862,  he  enlisted  as  a  private  in  Company  D, 
Twenty -first  Regiment  of  Connecticut.  He  was  at  Fredericks- 
burg, and  in  the  series  of  battles  near  Norfolk  and  Suffolk,  and  at 
Cold  Spring  Harbor.  Later  he  was  appointed  hospital  steward 
and  then  assistant  surgeon. 

After  the  war  he  studied  medicine  with  Dr.  Brigham  of  Mans- 
field, and  completed  his  studies  in  the  Yale  Medical  School  in 
1867.  He  went  to  Europe  for  further  study,  returning  in  1868. 
He  was  settled  in  Mansfield  for  two  years,  and  then  removed  to 
South  Manchester,  Conn.,  where  he  successfully  practiced  medicine 
for  thirty  years,  receiving  the  appointment  from  the  Coroner  of 
Medical  Examiner  of  Hartford  County. 


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About  fifteen  years  ago  be  contracted  muscular  atropby.  Tbis 
increased  in  severity  so  tbat  for  several  years  be  was  nearly  belp- 
less,  but  be  was  cbeerful  and  always  a  pleasant  companion.  Dr.- 
Parker  died  suddenly  from  tbe  grippe  and  beart  failure,  combined 
witb  muscular  disease,  at  bis  bome  in  Soutb  Mancbester,  on 
February  7,  1901,  at  tbe  age  of  60  years. 

He  married,  on  May  8,  1868,  Caroline  Sbepard  of  New  Haven, 
wbo  witb  one  sister  survives  bim. 

1881 

Charles  Warren  Dana,  son  of  Cbarles  Hamilton  Dana, 
M.D.,  and  Jane  (Warren)  Dana,  was  born  in  Laporte,  Sullivan 
County,  Pa.,' on  November  7,  1855.  He  studied  at  Wilkes-Barre, 
and  at  tbe  Keystone  Academy,  Factoryville,  Pa.  During  bis 
course  in  tbe  Medical  Scbool  bis  residence  was  in  New  Haven. 

Altbougb  bis  constitution  was  never  robust,  after  graduation 
be  commenced  practice  in  Milford,  Pa.,  but  a  tbroat  trouble  com- 
pelled bim  to  give  it  up.  He  was  an  efficient  Probibition  worker, 
and  organized  clubs  in  several  of  tbe  soutbern  counties  of  tbe 
State. 

Wbile  rescuing  borses  in  a  burning  stable  be  fell  a  victim  bim- 
self  to  suffocation  and  flame,  and  died  in  Tunkbannock,  Pa.,  on 
April  17,  1901,  in  bis  46tb  year.  He  was  unmarried.  He  early 
united  witb  tbe  Presbyterian  Cburcb. 

1898 

Frederick  Walter  Hulseberg,  son  of  Lieutenant-Colonel 
Hulseberg,  was  born  on  June  20,  1874,  in  Poonab,  India,  wbere 
bis  fatber  was  an  Englisb  Brigade  Surgeon. 

He  gained  a  scbolarsbip  at  tbe  Maidstone  Scbool  -in  London, 
but  in  1887  came  to  tbe  United  States,  and  prepared  for  college 
at  St.  Austin's,  on  Staten  Island,  N.  Y.  At  tbe  age  of  16  be 
entered  tbe  office  of  tbe  Royal  Insurance  Co.  in  New  York  City, 
but  left  in  order  to  take  tbe  Yale  Medical  Scbool  course. 

After  graduation  be  received  an  appointment  in  tbe  New  York 
Colored  Hospital,  but  soon  became  ambulance  surgeon  at  Bellevue 
Hospital.  He  successfully  competed  for  tbe  position  of  Interne 
in  tbe  New  Haven  Hospital,  but  as  be  was  anxious  for  tbe  experi- 
ence of  surgical  work  in  tbe  U.  S.  Army,  be  passed  tbe  examina- 
tions, and  was  immediately  afterward,  April  20,  1900,  ordered  to 


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Manila.  Arriving  in  the  Philippines  on  June  20,  on  the  trans- 
port Logan,  he  served  there  till  August  1,  when  he  was  shot 
through  the  heart  and  instantly  killed  by  insurgents  near  Majajay, 
about  sixty  miles  north  of  Manila.  He  was  26  years  of  age.  At 
the  time  of  his  death  he  was  Assistant  Surgeon  of  the  U.  S.  Army 
Hospital. 

He  was  unmarried.  Four  brothers  served  as  officers  in  the 
British  army  in  South  Africa.  One  of  them  was  killed  about  the 
time  the  Logan  sailed  from  San  Francisco. 


YALE  LAW  SCHOOL. 

1844 

Anthony  VanWyck,  son  of  Richard  T.  YanWyck,  a  land 
owner  and  farmer  of  LaGrange  and  Fishkill,  Dutchess  County, 
N.  Y.,  was  born  in  the  first-mentioned  town,  on  May  15,  1822. 
Before  entering  the  Yale  Law  School  he  studied  in  Albany 
Academy,  Albany,  N.  Y.,  and  during  his  course  in  New  Haven 
was  a  resident  of  Fishkill. 

After  graduation  he  first  settled  in  Davenport,  la.,  and  then 
removed  to  Kenosha,  Wise.  From  1862  to  1866  he  was  Senator 
from  Kenosha  County  in  the  Wisconsin  Legislature.  From  1867 
to  1870  he  was  County  Judge  of  Kenosha  County,  after  which  he 
became  a  resident  of  Marietta,  Ga.,  for  ten  years.  After  his 
return  to  Kenosha  he  was  again  Judge  from  1882  to  1898.  He 
was  Republican  candidate  for  Governor  of  Wisconsin  in  1868,  but 
his  nomination  was  defeated  in  the  convention  by  one  vote. 

He  traveled  extensively  in  Europe  and  the  East  from  1844  to 
1 849,  and  gathered  the  results  of  his  observations  and  studies  in  a 
number  of  lectures,  and  descriptive  and  historical  articles  for  cur- 
rent publications.  In  August,  1882,  he  contributed  "Shires  and 
Shire  Towns  in  the  South  "  to  Xfippincotfs  Magazine. 

In  earlier  years  he  was  an  elder  of  the  Reformed  (Dutch) 
Church,  in  Fishkill,  while  in  Marietta  a  member  of  the  Presby- 
terian Church  and  for  several  years  an  elder,  and  during  his  resi- 
dence in  Kenosha  a  member  and  for  nearly  thirty  years  a  deacon 
of  the  Congregational  Church. 

He  died  of  apoplexy  at  the  home  of  his  son  in  Milwaukee, 
Wise,  on  December  22,  1900,  at  the  age  of  78  years. 


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He  married,  on  June  6,  1849,  Margaret,  daughter  of  Theron 
Skeel,  a  merchant,  manufacturer  and  ship  owner  of  Kingston, 
N.  Y.  She  died  in  1894.  A  daughter  died  in  childhood,  but  a 
son  who  graduated  at  the  Albany  Law  School  in  1876,  and  a 
daughter  who  is  the  wife  of  William  F.  Bennett  (Harvard  1868), 
survive. 

1846 

William  Burr  Wooster,  son  of  Russell  and  Avis  (Burr) 
Wooster,  was  born  on  August  22,  1821,  at  Oxford,  Conn.  His 
early  life  was  spent  on  the  farm  and  in  teaching  the  village  school. 

After  graduation  from  the  Yale  Law  School,  he  opened  an 
office  in  Derby,  Conn.,  where  he  practiced  his  profession  with 
eminent  success.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Connecticut  House  of 
Representatives  in  1851  and  1861,  and  in  the  latter  year  drafted 
several  bills  for  the  relief  of  soldiers  and  their  families  which 
were  passed  that  session.  He  was  a  Senator  from  the  Fifth  Dis- 
trict in  1859,  also  an  ex-officio  Fellow  of  Yale  College. 

When  the  Civil  War  broke  out  he  organized  a  company  of 
volunteers,  and  on  August  22,  1862,  was  appointed  Lieutenant- 
Colonel  of  the  Twentieth  Connecticut  Volunteers.  At  the  battle 
of  Chancellorsville,  May  2,  1863,  two  horses  were  shot  under  him, 
and  he  was  captured,  and  shut  up  in  Libby  prison  for  three  weeks. 
The  sword  which  was  given  him  by  his  townsmen  was  taken  from 
him,  but  was  recovered  a  year  later.  For  distinguished  gallantry 
in  that  battle  he  was  made  Colonel  by  brevet.  He  was  exchanged 
in  time  to  lead  his  regiment  at  Gettysburg.  In  March,  1864,  he 
was  appointed  Colonel  of  the  Twenty-ninth  Connecticut  Volunteer 
Infantry,  colored,  and  his  command  was  the  first  to  enter  Rich- 
mond.    He  resigned  August  21,  1865. 

After  the  war  he  resumed  his  law  practice  for  twenty  years,  at 
first  in  partnership  with  Hon.  David  Torrance  (M.A.  Yale  1883), 
afterward  Judge  of  the  Supreme  Court.  Later  the  firm  became 
Wooster,  Torrance  &  Gager,  and  on  the  promotion  of  Judge 
Torrance  to  the  bench,  it  became  Wooster,  Williams  &  Gager. 
Colonel  Wooster  retired  in  1887. 

He  was  President  of  the  Derby  Gas  Co.,  and  of  the  Birming- 
ham Water  Co.,  and  had  been  connected  with  other  successful 
enterprises. 

He  died  of  apoplexy  at  his  home  in  Ansonia,  Conn.,  on  Septem- 
ber 20,  1900,  at  the  age  of  79  years. 


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He  married  in  1870,  Miss  J.  A.  Wallace,  daughter  of  Thomas 
Wallace  of  Ansonia.  She  survives  him  without  children.  A 
brother  graduated  from  the  Yale  Medical  School  in  the  class  of 
1857. 

1860 

Francis  Churchill  Burgess,  was  born  about  183 7,  and  entered 
the  Law  School  from  Port  Tobacco,  Charles  County,  Md. 

After  graduation  he  returned  to  that  place,  but  about  1872 
went  West  and  probably  practiced  law  for  some  time  in  Chicago. 
Later  he  was  Assistant  Editor  of  the  Pioneer  Press  in  St.  Paul, 
Minn.  He  died  of  general  paresis  at  the  hospital  in  Rochester, 
Minn.,  on  April  8,  1900,  at  the  age  of  63  years. 

Waldo  Gray  Perry,  youngest  son  6f  John  Greenwood  Perry, 
was  born  on  May  16,  1836,  at  Leicester,  Yt.  Before  entering 
the  Yale  Law  School  he  studied  at  Wesleyan  Academy,  Wilbra- 
ham,  Mass. 

In  1865  he  removed  to  Washington,  D.  C,  where  he  held  a 
clerkship  in  the  Post  Office  Department  until  1894.  For  a  num- 
ber of  years  previous  to  his  resignation  he  was  Chief  Clerk  of 
the  Dead  Letter  Office.  Until  failing  health  compelled  him  to 
give  up  active  work  he  was  prominently  identified  with  various 
temperance  organizations  in  Washington. 

He  died  of  cerebral  hemorrhage,  at  his  home  in  Washington,  on 
February  23,  1901,  at  the  age  of  64  years. 

He  married  at  Willimantic,  Conn.,  on  April  3,  1861,  Miss  Mary 
Annot  Hanover,  who  survives  him  with  two  daughters  and  a  son. 
The  son  graduated  as  a  Civil  Engineer  at  Columbian  University 
in  Washington,  in  1894. 

1877 

Edward  Lee  Linsley  was  a  native  of  North  Haven,  Conn. 
After  graduation  from  the  Law  School  he  entered  public  life. 
He  was  Town  Clerk,  Judge  in  the  local  court  for  several  terms, 
Assistant  Judge  of  the  City  Court  of  New  Haven  in  1883,  and  at 
the  time  of  his  death  Prosecuting  Agent  for  the  towns  of  North 
Haven,  East  Haven,  Hamden  and  Orange.  He  received  the 
degree  of  Master  of  Laws  from  Yale  University  in  1878. 

He  died  after  an  illness  of  three  weeks  from  typhoid  fever  at 
his  home  in  North  Haven,  on  October  18,  1900,  at  the  age  of  42 
years.     His  widow,  who  was  Miss  Grace  Fitch  of  North  Haven, 


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survives  him  without  children.     He  left  also  a  brother  and  two 
sisters.     He  was  a  member  of  the  Congregational  Church. 

1881 

Peter  Doyle,  son  of  Patrick  and  Margaret  (Gorman)  Doyle, 
was  born  in  Myshall,  County  Carlow,  Ireland,  on  December  8, 
1844,  and  went  with  his  parents  to  Wisconsin  in  1850,  at  first 
making  his  home  at  Franklin,  Milwaukee  County,  and  in  1865 
removing  to  Prairie  du  Chien. 

In  early  life  he  planned  to  enter  the  priesthood,  but  afterward, 
however,  began  the  study  of  law  in  the  office  of  Butler  & 
Cottrill,  and  later  entered  the  Yale  Law  School  for  his  Senior 
year. 

Before  coming  to  Yale  he  had  declined  the  Democratic  nomi- 
nation as  the  first  mayor  of  Prairie  du  Chien.  In  1872  he  was 
Assemblyman  from  Crawford  County,  and  the  next  year  was 
elected  Secretary  of  State,  and  reelected  in  1875.  At  the  expi- 
ration of  his  term  of  office  he  traveled  extensively  in  Europe. 

After  graduating  from  the  Law  School  he  went  to  Milwaukee 
to  reside,  and  established  a  good  practice.  There  he  remained 
until  the  summer  of  1900,  when  he  removed  to  Jersey  City, 
IST.  J.,  and  entered  into  partnership  with  H.  J.  Hoffman  of  that 
city. 

He  delivered  a  number  of  addresses  which  were  printed  in 
pamphlet  form,  among  them  one  at  the  Catholic  Congress  at  the 
World's  Fair  in  Chicago  in  1893. 

Mr.  Doyle  died  of  pneumonia  at  Jersey  City,  October  27, 
1900,  in  his  56th  year.  Mrs.  Doyle  died  before  him,  leaving  no 
children.     One  sister  survives  him. 

1889 

William  Reuben  Mattison,  son  of  William  P.  and  Sarah 
C.  (Stickle)  Mattison,  was  born  in  South  Shaftsbury,  Vt.,  June 
28,  1862.  He  was  prepared  for  College  at  Wesley  an  Academy, 
Wilbraham,  Mass.,  and  graduated  from  Amherst  College  in  1886. 
The  following  year  he  engaged  in  journalistic  work  in  Water- 
bury,  Conn.,  and  became  city  editor  of  the  Repuhlican.  In 
1887-88  he  was  a  law  student  in  the  office  of  Kellogg,  Burpee 
&  Kellogg  in  the  same  city,  and  then  entered  the  Yale  Law 
School. 


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After  graduation  he  practiced  his  profession  in  Waterbury 
until  1896,  holding  also  the  office  of  City  Clerk  in  1893. 

On  account  of  ill  health  he  returned  to  his  native  place  in  1896, 
and  died  there  of  general  paresis,  April  25,  1899,  in  the  37th  year 
of  his  age.     He  was  unmarried. 

1893 

David  Thomas  McNamara,  son  of  Edmund  McNamara,  was 
born  on  August  26,  1859,  at  New  Haven,  Conn.  In  1875  he 
became  an  apprentice  in  the  printing  trade,  and  before  entering 
the  Yale  Law  School  worked  on  several  New  Haven  papers. 

After  graduation  he  practiced  his  profession  in  New  Haven, 
and  was  respected  for  his  sincerity  of  purpose  and  faithfulness  to 
duty. 

He  was  a  prominent  member  of  the  Typographical  Union,  and 
at  one  time  president  of  the  Trades  Council.  He  was  a  member 
of  the  Board  of  Councilmen  in  1889,  and  for  the  last  two  years 
was  Examiner  of  Records  in  the  Department  of  Public  Works. 
From  1896  to  his  death  he  was  Secretary  of  the  Democratic 
State  Central  Committee. 

He  died  at  his  home  in  New  Haven,  after  several  months  of 
illness  from  nephritis,  on  April  18,  1901,  at  the  age  of  41  years. 
He  was  unmarried.  His  mother,  a  brother  and  three  sisters  sur- 
vive him. 

1896 

Joseph  Almeron  Johnson,  son  of  Almeron  J.  Johnson,  was 
born  on  January  11,  1874,  in  Rochester,  N.  Y.  His  mother  was 
Sarah  Louise,  daughter  of  Johnson  F.  Robins,  a  lumber  merchant 
of  that  city.  His  preparatory  course  was  taken  at  St.  John's 
School  in  Manlius,  N.  Y. 

After  his  graduation  from  the  Yale  Law  School,  he  went  into 
the  shoe  manufacturing  business  with  his  father,  but  in  1898  he 
became  a  partner  in  the  firm  of  Harding  Sons  &  Johnson. 

During  a  tour  abroad  he  contracted  Roman  fever  early  in  the 
year,  and  died  after  an  illness  of  three  months  at  his  summer 
residence,  Irondequoit  Manor,  near  Rochester,  N.  Y.,  on  August 
26,  1900,  at  the  age  of  26  years.  He  was  unmarried.  He  was  a 
member  of  St.  Luke's  Protestant  Episcopal  Church  in  Rochester. 


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YALE   DIVINITY   SCHOOL. 


1876 


John  Mason  Dutton,  son  of  Amasa  Parmelee  Dutton,  was 
born  on  April  14,  1847,  at  East  Craftsbury,  Vt.,  and  graduated 
at  Dartmouth  College  in  1873. 

After  completing  the  course  in  the  Yale  Divinity  School,  he 
was  ordained  on  June  20,  1876,  at  Lebanon,  ISI".  H.,  and  remained 
there  as  pastor  nine  years.  From  June  11,  1885,  to  January 
1,  1892,  he  was  pastor  at  Great  Falls,  N.  H.,  and  during  a 
portion  of  this  time  also  Superintendent  of  Schools.  For  the 
seven  years  following  he  was  pastor  of  the  Central  Congre- 
gational Church  in  Newtonville,  Mass.,  and  then  went  to  the 
Congregational  church  at  Newport,  Vt.  After  a  year's  service 
there  his  robust  health  gave  way  and  he  became  a  victim  of  Bright's 
disease,  from  which  he  died  six  months  later  at  Newport,  on  June 
17,  1900,  at  the  age  of  53  years. 

He  married,  on  May  18,  1876,  Flora  Belle,  daughter  of  E. 
Chapman  Maltby,  a  manufacturer  of  silver  ware  at  Birmingham, 
Conn.     Mrs.  Dutton  survives,  with  one  son  (Dartmouth  1900). 


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SHEFFIELD   SCIENTIFIC   SCHOOL. 

1859 

Franklin  Booth,  son  of  Samuel  and  Carrie  (Day)  Booth,  was 
born  on  October  18,  1836,  in  Hartford  County,  Conn.,  and 
pursued  his  preparatory  course  of  study  at  Monson  (Mass.) 
Academy. 

After  graduation  from  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School,  he  taught 
mathematics  at  the  West  Jersey  Academy,  Bridgeton,  N.  J.,  and 
began  to  study  medicine  with  Dr.  Potter.  He  continued  with 
Dr.  Frank  H.  Hamilton  in  New  York  City,  and  completed  his 
studies  at  Bellevue  Hospital  Medical  College,  graduating  there  in 
1864.  He  was  Assistant  Surgeon  in  the  U.  S.  Army  throughout 
the  Civil  War. 

When  peace  was  declared  he  started  in  practice  at  Holyoke, 
Mass.,  but  after  two  years  removed  to  Iowa.  Two  years  later  he 
went  to  Litchfield,  Conn.,  where  he  practiced  with  success  for 
four  years.  He  then  married  Frances  L.,  daughter  of  Rev. 
George  Newcomb,  of  Dedham,  Mass.,  and  settled  in  Newtown, 
Long  Island,  N.  Y.,  where  he  remained  through  life,  a  period  of 
thirty  years.  He  was  also  the  health  officer  of  the  New  York 
Board  of  Health  for  the  Second  Ward. 

Dr.  Booth  was  struck  by  a  trolley  car,  in  the  village  of  Elm- 
hurst,  in  Newtown,  and  so  terribly  injured  that  both  legs  had  to 
be  amputated.  He  died  shortly  after,  at  St.  John's  Hospital,  on 
August  19,  1900.  He  was  in  his  64th  year.  He  was  a  member 
of  St.  James  Protestant  Episcopal  Church.  His  widow,  two 
daughters  and  a  son  survive.  The  son  graduated  at  Yale  Uni- 
versity in  1898. 

1867 

VoLNEY  Giles  Barbour,  son  of  Volney  Giles  and  Ellen 
(Atkins)  Barbour,  was  born  on  June  2,  1842,  in  Canton,  Conn., 
but  removed  with  his  parents  to  Bristol,  Conn.  His  preparatory 
course  was  taken  at  Suffield,  Conn. 

The  year  after  graduation  he  was  Assistant  in  Engineering  in 
the  Sheffield  Scientific  School.  In  1869  he  was  called  to  the  pro- 
fessorship of  Civil  Engineering  in  tho  University  of  Vermont,  at 
Burlington,  Yt.,  and  filled  that  chair  for  thirty-one  years.  From 
1873,  he  was  also  superintendent  of  the  buildings  and  grounds. 


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From  1886  to  1888  he  was  Special  Professor  of  Sanitary  Science 
in  the  Medical  Department  of  the  University. 

The  city  of  Burlington  owes  much  to  his  skill  and  wise  coun- 
sel. He  was  City  Engineer  from  1871  to  1874,  also  in  1885-86. 
He  superintended  the  construction  of  the  Young  Men's 
Christian  Association  building,  and  was  school  commissioner 
from  1896  to  1900.  For  many  years  he  was  a  director  of  the 
Mary  Fletcher  Hospital,  and  one  of  the  executive  committee  of 
the  Home  for  Aged  Women.  He  was  active  in  the  organization 
and  support  of  the  Berean  Baptist  Church,  but  later  became 
a  member  of  the  College  Street  Congregational  Church.  He 
enlisted  as  a  private  in  the  Fifth  Connecticut  Regiment  and 
served  through  the  Civil  War. 

For  several  months  he  had  been  unable  to  attend  to  his  college 
duties,  but  recovered  sufficiently  to  take  the  journey  to  Minne- 
apolis, Minn.,  the  home  of  an  adopted  daughter.  The  change 
improved  his  health,  and  there  was  some  hope  that  he  would  be 
able  to  resume  his  work  in  the  fall.  His  death,  which  occurred 
on  June  4,  1901,  was  the  result  of  accident,  and  was  caused  by  gas 
escaping  from  a  stove  used  to  warm  the  room  in  which  he  was 
sleeping.  He  was  58  years  of  age.  He  received  the  degree  of 
Civil  Engineer  from  the  University  of  Vermont  in  1887. 

His  first  wife  was  Julia  Grout,  of  Fort  Wayne,  Ind.  In  1892 
he  married  Anna,  third  daughter  of  Louis  H.  Wheeler,  of  Bur- 
lington. She  died  in  1895,  leaving  a  son,  who  survives  his 
father. 

1868 

Frank  Morton  Guthrie,  son  of  C.  B.  Guthrie,  .M.  D.,  of 
Orange,  ^N".  J.  ,was  born  on  March  19,  1847.  During  his  course 
in  th^  Sheffield  Scientific  School  his  home  was  in  Cincinnati,  O., 
and  New  York  city. 

After  graduation  he  was  in  business  in  Baltimore  and  Cincin- 
nati, but  for  some  time  before  his  death  he  was  agent  of  the 
Lehigh  Valley  R.  R.,  at  Duluth,  Minn. 

He  married  on  March  2,  1882,  Jane,  daughter  of  William 
Waddle,  M.D.,  of  Chillicothe,  O. 

Mr.  Guthrie  died  at  Chillicothe,  O.,  on  December  21,  1900,  at 
the  age  of  53  years. 


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1873 

Alvah  Weed  Brown,  son  of  Josiah  T.  and  Eliza  A.  (Weed) 
Brown,  was  born  on  July  2,  1854,  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  and  was 
fitted  for  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School  at  Columbia  Grammar 
School. 

After  graduation  he  became  very  successful  as  an  insurance 
agent,  and  represented  the  Mutual  Life  Insurance  Company  of 
New  York. 

His  death  occurred  at  Newport,  R.  I.,  on  May  28,  1901,  by  his 
own  hand.  He  had  shot  himself  the  previous  night  while  on 
board  the  steamer  Plymouth,  but  the  second  shot  ended  his  life 
instantly.     He  was  46  years  of  age. 

He  married,  first,  on  June  14,  1888,  Martha  D.,  daughter  of 
John  Anderson,  of  Hackensack,  N".  J.,  and  second,  in  1898^ 
Hel^ne  M.  Ward,  of  N"ew  York.  He  had  no  children  by  either 
marriage. 

1875 

Henry  Mortimer  Hastings,  son  of  O.  H.  and  Cassandra 
(Crane)  Hastings,  was  born  on  November  V,  1854,  and  gained 
his  preparation  for  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School  at  Phillips 
Academy,  Andover,  Mass. 

After  graduation  he  was  connected  with  the  milling  firm  of 
O.  H.  Hastings  &  Co.,  in  his  native  place. 

His  death  occurred  on  April  29,  1901,  at  Oswego  and  was  due 
to  apoplexy.     He  was  46  years  of  age. 

He  married,  on  July  20,  1881,  Emma,  daughter  of  J.  Milton 
Wright,  of  Oswego,  and  had  a  son,  who  died  at  the  age  of  three 
years. 

1881  * 

William  Meeker  Wood,  son  of  Theodore  F.  Wood,  a 
banker  of  Morristown,  N".  J.,  was  born  in  that  place  on  August 
5,  1868.  He  was  prepared  for  Yale  at  Andover,  Mass.  During 
his  course  in  the  Scientific  School  he  won  prizes  in  mathematics 
aud  English  composition. 

While  in  Europe  he  was  taken  ill,  and  died  in  Paris  on  May 
29,  1900,  in  his  3 2d  year. 

He  married,  in  November,  1 893,  Miss  Grace  Mosher,  who  sur- 
vives him  without  children. 


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1891 


George  Pratt  Starkweather,  son  of  John  Henry  Stark- 
weather, Superintendent  of  the  New  Haven  Hospital,  and  Hannah 
Elizabeth  (Winchester)  Starkweather,  was  born  on  July  12,  18V2, 
in  New  Haven,  Conn. 

In  tbe  autumn  after  graduation  he  became  Assistant  in  Draw- 
ing and  Applied  Mechanics  in  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School,  and 
in  1895  was  advanced  to  the  position  of  Instructor  in  the  same 
branches.  In  1900  he  was  appointed  Assistant  Professor  of 
Applied  Mechanics,  and  in  this  chair  his  mastery  of  his  subject 
inspired  the  respect  and  admiration  of  his  students.  He  received 
the  degree  of  Mechanical  Engineer  in  1894,  and  of  Doctor  of 
Philosophy  in  1898. 

He  died  suddenly  at  his  home  in  New  Haven,  on  March  21, 
1901,  of  valvular  contraction  of  the  heart,  following  an  illness 
from  mumps.  He  was  28  years  of  age.  He  was  unmarried.  He 
was  quiet  in  his  tastes,  but  to  his  friends  he  showed  himself  a 
stimulating  companion. 

1892 

Sherman  HoyI'  Bouton,  son  of  Christopher  B.  Bouton,  was 
born  on  September  13,  1870,  in  Chicago,  111.,  and  studied  at  the 
High  School  in  Hyde  Park,  111.,  and  with  a  private  tutor,  before 
coming  to  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School.  During  his  course  in 
New  Haven  he  received  honorable  mention  in  Freshman  year  for 
excellence  in  all  his  studies,  in  Junior  year  for  excellence  in 
mathematics,  and  in  Senior  year  for  excellence  in  mechanical 
engineering. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  Northwestern  University  Law 
School,  receiving  the  degree  of  LL.B.  in  1896.  He  was  then 
admitted  to  the  bar  and  entered  the  firm  of  Heckman  &  Co. 
Owing  to  overwork  he  was  compelled  to  give  up  his  practice,  and  , 
spent  most  of  the  time  during  the  last  two  years  of  his  life  in 
Colorado  and  southern  California.  He  died  at  his  winter  home 
in  Dunedin,  Fla  ,  on  December  6,  1900,  of  catarrhal  typhlitis. 
He  was  30  years  of  age.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Kenwood 
Evangelical  Church,  Chicago. 

He  married,  on  December  30,  1896,  Olive  Julia,  daughter  of 
Oliver  C.  Ely,  of  Chicago.     She  survives  him  without  children. 


104 

John  Baker  Winstandley,  son  of  William  C.  and  Alice 
(Mitchell)  Winstandley,  was  born  on  November  5,  1871,  at  Bed- 
ford, Ind.  Previous  to  entering  Yale  he  was  a  student  in  Indiana 
University,  Bloomington,  Ind.,  also  at  the  Massachusetts  Institute 
of  Technology,  in  Boston. 

During  the  two  years  following  graduation  he  was  in  the  build- 
ing stone  business,  afterward  with  Armour  &  Co.,  Chicago,  two 
years,  then  with  the  Illinois  Steel  Co.,  three  years,  and  subse- 
quently with  the  American  Telephone  and  Telegraph  Co.,  two 
years,  holding  the  position  of  chief  operator  at  Chicago  at  the 
time  of  his  death.  He  was  an  energetic  business  man,  and  was 
held  in  high  esteem  by  all  his  associates. 

He  was  drowned  in  Lake  Michigan,  near  the  entrance  to  Jack- 
son Park,  Chicago,  on  May  18,  1901.  He  was  29  years  of  age. 
He  was  a  member  of  the  Christian  Church. 

He  married,  on  October  25,  1899,  Helen,  daughter  of  Frederick 
A.  Brodhead  of  Chicago,  and  formerly  of  Syracuse.  She  sur- 
vives him  without  children. 

1893 

George  Congdon  Fouse,  son  of  Lieutenant  George  Fouse, 
Chief  Gunner  in  the  U.  S.  Navy,  retired,  was  born  on  February 
17,  1874,  in  Washington,  D.  C.  His  mother  was  Patty  Congdon 
(Hammett)  Fouse.  He  was  prepared  at  Phillips  Academy, 
Andover,  Mass.,  and  while  at  Yale  received  honorable  mention  for 
excellence  in  mathematics  during  Junior  year. 

After  graduation  he  was  civil  engineer  in  Boston  for  a  year  and 
a  half,  then  returned  to  New  Haven  to  study  in  the  Graduate 
School,  and  afterward  entered  the  Columbian  Law  School,  in 
Washington,  D.  C. 

At  the  outbreak  of  the  Spanish  War  he  enlisted  as  a  private  in 
Company  D,  Fourth  U.  S.  Volunteers.  On  account  of  severe  ill- 
ness contracted  during  his  service  while  stationed  at  Manzanillo, 
Cuba,  he  was  honorably  discharged  at  his  own  request  in  1899. 
He  then  returned  to  the  Columbian  University,  from  which  he 
received  the  degree  of  LL.B.  in  1900,  and  was  admitted  to  the 
bar.  He  received  the  degree  of  Civil  Engineer  from  Yale  Uni- 
versity in  1896. 

He  died  from  the  grippe  complicated  with  lung  trouble,  at  his 
home  in  Washington,  on  February  7,  1901,  in  his  26th  year.  He 
was  unmarried. 


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William  Buffum  Thompson,  son  of  Charles  C.  Thompson,  a 
fruit  grower,  Avas  born  in  Benton  County,  la.,  on  May  19,  1870. 
He  entered  Yale  from  the  Harvard  Military  Academy  in  Los 
Angeles,  Cal. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  and  later  practiced  for  a  time 
in  New  York  City,  but  ill  health  compelled  him  to  go  West.  He 
died  of  consumption,  at  Pasadena,  Cal.,  on  September  22,  1900, 
at  the  age  of  30  years.     He  was  unmarried. 

1895 

William  King  Duckworth,  son  of  George  K.  and  Lucy 
(Bishop)  Duckworth,  was  born  on  November  17,  1873,  at  Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio,  where  he  received  his  preparation  for  college  at 
a  private  school  for  boys.  In  his  Senior  year  he  was  a  member  of 
the  Yale  Glee  Club. 

After  graduation  he  was  connected  with  the  Tootle-Weakley 
Wholesale  Millinery  Company,  of  St.  Joseph,  Mo.  He  died  at 
Mt.  Clemens,  Michigan,  of  typhoid  fever,  after  a  brief  illness,  on 
June  15,  1900,  in  his  27th  year.     He  was  unmarried. 

1896 

George  Harry  Clark,  son  of  George  H.  and  Inez  E.  (Damon) 
Clark,  was  born  on  December  15,  1874,  in  New  Haven,  Conn., 
and  completed  his  preparatory  studies  at  the  Hillhouse  High 
School  in  1893. 

After  his  graduation  at  Yale  he  took  a  year's  post-graduate 
work,  and  was  then  an  apprentice  with  Piatt  &  Whitney  of  Hart- 
ford, Conn.,  and  with  the  Bullard  Machine  Tool  Co.,  Bridgeport, 
Conn.  During  the  last  two  years  of  his  life  he  was  employed  in 
the  drawing  office  of  the  Mechanical  Department  of  the  Consol- 
idated Railroad. 

He  died  in  New  Haven  of  typhoid  fever,  on  January  12,  1901, 
at  the  age  of  26  years.  He  left  a  wife  and  daughter.  He  mar- 
ried on  May  30,  1898,  Maud,  daughter  of  Henry  Hoyt,  of  Stam- 
ford, Conn. 

Clarence  Alexander  Mabie,  son  of  William  Henry  and 
Nancy  A.  (Magee)  Mabie,  was  born  on  March  4,  1874,  at  Tidioute, 
Pa.,  and  was  fitted  for  Yale  at  the  Hill  School,  Pottstown,  Pa. 

The  year  after  graduation  he  spent  at  home  in  helping  to  close 
out  his   father's  business,  and  in  June,  1899,  removed  to  Mabie, 


106 

W.  Va.,  and  engaged  in  business  with  the  McClure-Mabie  Lum- 
ber Co. 

He  died  of  blood  poisoning,  caused  by  hemorrhage  following  a 
serious  affection  of  the  throat,  at  Elkins,  W.  Va.,  on  October  11, 
1900,  in  his  27th  year. 

Harry  Edward  Tuttle,  son  of  Cyrus  Warner  Tuttle,  a  man- 
ufacturer of  West  Haven,  Conn.,  was  born  in  that  borough,  on 
January  1,  1876,  and  was  prepared  for  Yale  at  the  Hopkins  Gram- 
mar School,  New  Haven. 

In  the  fall  after  graduation  he  was  engaged  in  civil  engineering 
in  Hartford,  Conn.,  but  was  obliged  to  give  it  up  owing  to  ill 
health.  In  1897  he  went  to  Colorado  and  from  there  to  Red- 
lands,  Col.,  where  he  died  of  pulmonary  tuberculosis,  on  Decem- 
ber 28,  1900,  in  his  25th  year.  He  was  unmarried.  He  was  a 
member  of  the  West  Haven  Congregational  Church. 

1897 

George  Robinson  Tracy,  son  of  David  Dwight  and  Cath- 
erine Mary  Tracy,  was  born  on  October  6,  1873,  in  Norwich, 
Conn.,  and  entered  the  Scientific  School  from  the  Bulkeley  School, 
New  London,  Conn. 

Upon  his  graduation  he  entered  the  employ  of  the  Eastman 
Kodak  Company  of  Rochester,  N.  Y.  While  conducting  an 
experiment  in  film  making  in  the  department  of  which  he  was 
superintendent,  he  was  instantly  killed  by  an  explosion  of  chem- 
icals, on  June  1,  1900.  He  was  in  his  27th  year.  He  was 
unmarried. 

1899 

Richard  Steele  Lamb,  son  of  Charles  Edward  and  Carrie 
(Pollard)  Lamb,  was  born  in  Waterbury,  Conn.,  June  8,  1878, 
and  prepared  for  Yale  at  Riverview  Military  Academy,  Pough- 
keepsie,  N.  Y.,  and  under  a  private  tutor. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  college  of  Physicians  and 
Surgeons,  Columbia  University,  New  York.  In  the  latter  part 
of  the  summer  of  1900  he  returned  to  New  York,  and  for  some 
time  worked  as  a  staff  doctor  among  the  poorer  classes  in  that 
city.  While  thus  engaged  he  contracted  typhoid  fever,  of  which 
he  died  after  an  illness  of  two  weeks  at  the  Waterbury  Hospital, 
on  October  16,  1900,  at  the  age  of  22  years.  He  was  a  member 
of  Trinity  Protestant  Episcopal  Church. 


107 


1900 


Alfonzo  Rockwell  Cluett,  son  of  George  Bywater  and 
Amanda  R,  (Fisher)  Cluett,  was  born  on  December  2,  IS'ZS,  in_ 
Troy,  N.  Y. 

After  graduation  he  was  engaged  in  the  extensive  manufac- 
tory of  Cluett,  Peabody  &  Co. 

He  died  of  typhoid  fever  at  Troy,  N.  Y.,  on  December  24, 
1900,  at  the  age  of  22  years.  He  was  a  member  of  St.  John's 
Protestant  Episcopal  Church,  and  also  of  its  choir. 

The  gymnasium  of  St.  Paul's  School,  Garden  City,  L.  1.,  where 
he  was  prepared  for  Yale,  has  been  dedicated  to  him. 

Trumbull  Kelly,  son  of  Robert  Kelly  (Yale  1870),  was  born 
in  New  York  City,  on  April  21,  1879.  His  mother  was  Mabel 
McLellan,  daughter  of  Professor  Benjamin  Silliman,  Jr.  (Yale 
1837).     He  was  prepared  for  Yale  at  Lawrenceville,  N.  J. 

At  graduation  from  the  Scientific  School  he  received  a  Two- 
Year  Honor  for  excellence  in  all  the  studies  of  Junior  and  Senior 
years.  He  was  then  employed  in  the  engineers'  department  of 
the  Cambria  Steel  Co.,  at  Johnstown,  Pa.  He  died  at  that  place 
on  November  30,  1900,  from  injuries  received  in  a  football  game 
on  Thanksgiving  day.     He  was  21  years  of  age. 


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ACADEMICAL  DEPARTMENT 


(Yale  College) 


ClaBB  Name  and  Age 

1824  Benjamin  D.  Silliman,  95 

1829  Leman  W.  Cutler,  93 

1830  Henry  Barnard,  89 

1831  Dwiglit  M.  Seward,  89 

1832  Joshua  Huntington,  88 
1832  Edward  E.  Salisbury,  86 

1832  Alfred  Stills,  86 

1833  Frederick  E.  Mather,  91 

1834  Jeremiah  R.  Barnes,  91 

1835  Samuel  H.  Galpin,  87 

1836  Austin  Isham,  87 

1836  Giles  M.  Porter,  85 

1837  Owen  B.  Arnold,  82 
1837  Moses  M.  Bagg,  83 
1837  William  M.  Evarts,  83 
1837  John  Hooker,  84 
1837  Robert  H.  Paddock,  86 
1837  William  R.  Randall,  84 

1837  William  S.  Scarborough,  I 

1838  James  Tufts,  88 

1839  Eugene  Edwards,  80 
1839  Elizur  Wolcott,  83 
1841  Horace  Andrews,  81 
1841  Flavel  A.  Dickinson,  81 
1841  Joseph  Emerson,  79 
1841  Daniel  A.  Heald,  82 

1841  Albert  Paine,  81 

1842  Gideon  C.  Clark,  78 
1842  George  B.  Hubbard,  78 

1842  Albert  K.  Teele,  80 

1843  Joseph  E.  Bennett,  82 
1843  Edward  W.  Gilman,  77 
1843  Samuel  M.  Parsons,  78 
1843  George  T.  Pierce,  79 

1843  John  Wickes,  78 

1844  Samuel  M.  Brown,  81 


Place  and 
Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 
Watertown,  Conn. 
Hartford,  Conn. 
So.  Norwalk,  Conn. 
Washington,  D.  C. 
New  Haven,  Conn. 
Philadelphia,  Pa. 
New  York  City 
Marietta,  O. 
Savin  Rock,  Conn. 
Roxbury,  Conn. 
Minneapolis,  Minn. 
Meriden,  Conn. 
Utica,  N.  Y. 
New  York  City 
Hartford,  Conn. 
Detroit,  Mich. 
Cortland,  N.  Y. 
New  York  City 
Monson,  Mass. 
Stonington,  Conn. 
Berkeley,  Cal. 
Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 
Silver  City,  N.  M. 
Beloit,  Wise. 
W.  Orange,  N.  J. 
Roxbury,  Mass. 
St.  Paul,  Minn. 
Plymouth,  Wise. 
Milton,  Mass. 
Manchester,  N.  H. 
Flushing,  N.  Y. 
Los  Angeles,  Cal. 
Centerville,  Kans. 
Attica,  N.  Y. 
Fair  Haven,  Conn. 


Time  of  Death 

Jan.  24,  '01 

Feb.  9,  '01 

July  5,  '00 

Jan.  17,  '01 

March  23,  '00 

Feb,  5,  '01 

Sept.  24,  '00 

Nov.  9,  '00 

Jan.  1,  '01 

Sept.  12,  '00 

Jan.  19,  '01 

Feb.  1,  '01 

Aug.  30,  '00 

May  2,  '00 

Feb.  28,  '01 

Feb.  12,  '01 

March  19,  '00 

Feb.  3,  '01 

Nov.  27,  '00 

Apr.  29,  '01 

Oct.  1,  '99 

March  13,  '01 

Feb.  13,  '01 

Jan.  22,  '01 

Aug.  4,  '00 

Dec.  28,  '00 

May  14,  '01 

Feb.  10,  '00 

June  17,  '00 

March  11,  '01 

Feb.  20,  '00 

Dec.  4,  'OO 

Dec.  13,  '00 

March  16,  '01 

June  5,  '01 

Apr.  2,  '01 


109 


Class  Name  and  Age 

1844  John  A.  Dana,  77 

1844  William  FewSmith,  74 

1844  John  McLeod,  84 

1844  John  P.  Marshall,  77 

1844  William  M.  Smith,  76 

1844  H.  Brady  Wilkins,  76 

1847  Calvin  M.  Brooks,  75 

1847  Thomas  M.  Finney,  73 

1847  G.  Clinton  Williams,  75 

1848  James  Bird,  74 

1848  Timothy  H.  Porter,  74 

1849  Enoch  G.  Adams,  71 

1850  Erastus  L.  Eipley,  78 

1850  Henry  M.  Tupper,  70 

1851  John  W.  Hendrie,  79 
1851  Horace  M.  Smith,  73 

1851  George  S.  Tuckerman,  76 
1853  Charles  H.  Barrett,  79 

1852  Henry  J.  Labatt,  68 
1852  Henry  McCormick,  69 

1852  William  L.  Eowland,  69 

1853  Andrew  C.  Dulles,  68 
1853  Albert  E.  Kent,  70 

1853  Joseph  A.  Welch,  70 

1854  James  B.  Olney,  67 
1856  Wilbur  Johnson,  69 

1856  Benjamin  Webb,  69 

1857  Lyman  D.  Hodge,  63 

1857  Moses  Coit  Tyler,  65 

1858  Edward  M.  Mills,  65 
1861  William  H.  Higbee,  59 

1861  John  E.  Marshall,  61 

1862  William  D.  Anderson,  60 
1862  William  P.  Ketcham,  59 
1862  Thomas  D.  Murphy,  63 

1862  Buchanan  Winthrop,  59 

1863  Charles  J.  Arms,  59 

1865  Simeon  O.  Allen,  63 

1866  William  L.  Griswold,  57 

1867  Henry  A.  Chittenden,  54 

1868  Calvin  D.  Stowell,  55 

1868  James  H.  Wood,  52 

1869  William  A.  Copp,  57 
1869  Henry  J.  Dutton,  55 
1869  Henry  H.  Kerr,  54 

1869  Adrian  V.  S.  Lindsley,  53 

1870  Benjamin  Silliman,  51 


Place  and 
Worcester,  Mass. 
Merchantville,  N.  J. 
Eastbourne,  England 
Medford,  Mass. 
Syracuse,  N.  Y. 
Pittsburg,  Pa. 
Hartford,  Conn. 
St.  Louis,  Mo. 
W.  Woodstock,  Conn. 
Great  Barrington,  Mass. 
Stamford,  Conn. 
S.  Berwick,  Me. 
Kansas  City,  Mo. 
Ormond,  Fla. 
Sound  Beach,  Conn. 
New  Haven,  Conn. 
Jamestown,  N.  Y. 
Sailor's  Snug  Harbor,  N. 
Galveston,  Tex. 
Eosegarten,  Pa. 
Eockford,  HI. 
Philadelphia,  Pa. 
Genoa,  Nebr. 
New  York  City 
CatskiU,  N.  Y. 
Canterbury,  Conn. 
New  York  City 
Mt.  Vernon,  Wash. 
Ithaca,  N.  Y. 
Northampton,  Mass. 
New  York  City 
New  York  City 
New  Haven,  Conn. 
At  sea 

Chester,  Mass. 
New  York  City 
Providence,  E.  I. 
W.  Springfield,  Mass. 
Binghamton,  N.  Y. 
Berkeley,  Cal. 
Ithaca,  N.  Y. 
New  York  City 
New  York  City 
San  Luis  Obispo,  Cal. 
Denver,  Col. 
Nashville,  Tenn. 
New  York  City 


Time  of  Death 

Sept.  6,  '00 

June  19,  '00 

March  6,  '01 

Feb.  5,  '01 

May  4,  '00 

Sept.  28,  '00 

Aug.  13,  '00 

Oct.  1,  '00 

Jan.  1,  '01 

May  17,  '01 

Jan.  1,  '01 

Nov.  4,  '00 

Sept.  11,  '00 

Sept.  12,  '00 

Nov.  25,  '00 

March  14,  '01 

Jan.  18,  '01 

Y.  Oct.  7,  '00 

Sept.  8,  '00 

July  14,  '00 

Sept.  27,  '00 

Feb.  22,  '01 

Jan.  8,  '01 

April  11,  '01 

Deo.  11,  '00 

Feb.  9,  '01 

Nov.  18,  '00 

May  30,  '99 

Dec.  28,  '00 

Oct.  6,  '00 

Sept.  21,  '00 

Aug.  6,  '00 

March  8,  '01 

Jan.  13,  '01 

May  18,  '01 

Dec.  25,  '00 

March  9,  '01 

April  22,  '01 

Feb.  6,  '01 

Sept.  9,  '00 

Feb.  26,  '01 

March  23,  '01 

April  13,  '01 

Feb.  15,  '01 

May  28,  '01 

Dec.  28,  '00 

Feb.  4,  '01 


110 


Class  Name  and  Age 

1871  Nathan  H.  Whittlesey,  52 

1873  Frederick  W.  Adee,  47 

1873  Alfred  T.  Bacon,  48 

1873  George  T.  Bliss,  49 

1873  William  W.  Browning,  48 

1874  Joseph  U.  Brown,  47 
1876  Philip  G.  Russell,  46 
1876  John  A.  Wells,  45 

1878  John  A.  Porter,  44 

1879  John  L.  Franklin,  44 

1881  Arthur  E.  White,  42 

1882  Fred  J.  Brockway,  41 

1884  Charles  E.  Bedell,  37 

1885  Edwin  F.  Norton,  39 

1886  Percy  Edgar,  35 

1887  John  B.  Keep,  34 
1887  George  F.  Nesbitt,  35 

1887  Fred'k  R.  Whittlesey,  35 

1888  Arthur  White,  35 

1891  Elijah  G.  Boardman,  32 

1892  Edward  B.  Mowbray,  29 

1892  Horace  T.  Pitkin,  30 

1893  Alfred  H.  Jones,  32 

1894  William  C.  Crafts,  27 
1894  Kirk  C.  McKinney,  30 
1894  Henry  B.  Perkins,  Jr.,  29 
1894  Walter  E.  Stewart,  Jr.,  27 
1897  Burt  B.  Kauffman,  28 
1897  DeWitt  L.  Sage,  25 

1897  Alexander  Wheeler,  24 

1898  Robert  Callender,  25 

1899  Coburn  D.  Berry,  Jr.,  23 
1899  John  P.  Camp,  26 

1899  -J.  Francis  Flynn,  23 

1900  Arthur  E.  Ely,  24 
1900  Thomas  E.  Franklin,  22 


Place  and 

Time  of  Death 

Washington,  D.  C. 

Feb.  20, 

'00 

Westchester,  N.  Y. 

Aug.  25, 

'00 

Denver,  Col. 

June  4 

'01 

New  York  City 

March  24, 

'01 

Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 

Oct.  3, 

'00 

Scranton,  Pa. 

May  30 

'99 

Washington,  D.  C. 

July  21 

'00 

Englewood,  N.  J. 

May  21, 

'01 

Pomfret,  Conn. 

Dec.  15 

'00 

Buffalo,  N.  Y. 

Jan.  3, 

'01 

New  York  City 

Feb.  21 

'01 

Brattleboro,  Vt. 

April  21, 

'01 

Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 

Sept.  28, 

'00 

Bath,  Steuben  Co.,  N. 

Y.    Sept.  23 

,'00 

Battle,  Wyo. 

Nov.  1 

'00 

Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 

April  9 

'01 

Mebane,  N.  C.   , 

Nov.  27 

'00 

Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 

July  19 

'00 

At  sea 

April  19 

'01 

Cleveland,  0. 

July  21 

'00 

New  York  City 

Dec.  9, 

'00 

Pao-ting-fu,  China 

Julyl 

'00 

Las  Vegas,  N.  M. 

Jan.  15 

'01 

Denver,  Col. 

Jan.  7, 

'01 

El  Paso,  Tex. 

Dec.  7 

'00 

Warren,  0. 

Oct.  19 

'00 

San  Francisco,  Cal, 

March  5, 

'01 

Portsmouth,  N.  H. 

Aug.  23 

'00 

Albany,  N.  Y. 

Jan,  1, 

'01 

Stratford,  Conn. 

March  30 

'01 

Cranston,  R.  I. 

Dec.  31, 

'00 

Asheville,  N.  C. 

March  16, 

'01 

Phoenix,  Ariz. 

May  20, 

'01 

Meriden,  Conn. 

April  17 

'01 

New  Haven,  Conn. 

Jan.  6 

'01 

Lancaster,  Pa. 

Oct.  20, 

'00 

YALE  MEDICAL  SCHOOL 


1852  James  H.  Curry,  73 

1854  Moses  C.  White,  81 

1857  Cortland  V.  R.  Creed,  65 

1864  Napoleon  B.  Kenyon,  59 

1867  Julian  N.  Parker,  60 

1881  Charles  W.  Dana,  45 

1898  Fred'k  W.  Hulseberg,  26 


Shrub  Oak,  N.  Y. 
New  Haven,  Conn. 
New  Haven,  Conn. 
River  Point,  R.  I. 
S.  Manchester,  Conn. 
Tunkhannock,  Pa. 
near  Majajay,  P.  I. 


Sept.  24,  '00 
Oct.  24,  '00 
Aug.  8,  '00 
Dec.  3,  '99 
Feb.  7,  '01 

April  17,  '01 
Aug.  1,  '00 


Ill 


YALE  LAW  SCHOOL 


Class  Name  and  Age 

1844  Anthony  VanWyck,  78 

1846  William  B.  Wooster,  79 

1860  Francis  C.  Burgess,  63 

1860  Waldo  G.  Perry,  6.4 

1877  Edward  L.  Linsley,  43 

1881  Peter  Doyle,  55 

1889  William  E.  Mattison,  36 

1893  David  T.  McNamara,  41 

1895  Joseph  A.  Johnson,  36 


Place  and 
Milwaukee,  Wise. 
Ansonia,  Conn. 
Eochester,  Minn. 
Washington,  D.  C. 
North  Haven,  Conn. 
Jersey  City,  N.  J. 
S.  Shaftsbury,  Vt. 
New  Haven,  Conn. 
Irondequoit,  N.  Y. 


Time  of  Death 

Dec.  33,  '00 

Sept.  30,  '00 

April  8,  '00 

Feb.  33,  '01 

Oct.  18,  '00 

Oct.  37,  '00 

April  35,  '99 

April  18,  '01 

Aug.  36,  '00 


YALE  DIVINITY  SCHOOL 
1876    John  M.  Dutton,  53  Newport,  Vt. 


June  17,  '00 


SHEFFIELD  SCIENTIFIC  SCHOOL 


1859  Franklin  Booth,  63 

1867  Volney  G.  Barbour,  58 

1868  Frank  M.  Guthrie,  53 
1873  Alvah  W.  Brown,  46 
1875  Henry  M.  Hastings,  46 
1881  William  M.  Wood,  31 
1891  George  P.  Starkweather,  38 
1893  Sherman  H.  Bouton,  30 
1893  John  B.  Winstandley,  39 
1893  George  C.  Fouse,  35 

1893  William  B.  Thompson,  30 

1895  William  K.  Duckworth,  36 

1896  George  H.  Clark,  36 
1896  Clarence  C.  Mabie,  36 

1896  Harry  E.  Tuttle,  34 

1897  George  E.  Tracy,  36 

1899  Eichard  S.  Lamb,  33 

1900  Alfonzo  E.  Cluett,  33 
1900  Trumbull  Kelly,  31 


Elmhurst,  N.  Y. 
Minneapolis,  Minn. 
Chillicothe,  O. 
Newport,  E.  I. 
Oswego,  N.  Y. 
Paris,  France. 
New  Haven,  Conn. 
Dunedin,  Fla. 
Chicago,  111. 
Washington,  D.  C. 
Pasadena,  Cal. 
Mt.  Clemens,  Mich. 
New  Haven,  Conn. 
Elkins,  W.  Va. 
Eedlands,  Cal. 
Eochester,  N.  Y. 
Waterbury,  Conn. 
Troy,  N.  Y. 
Johnstown,  Pa. 


Aug.  19,  '00 
June  4,  '01 
Dec.  31,  '00 
May  38,  '01 

April  39,  '01 

May  39,  '00 

March  31,  '01 

Dec.  6,  '00 

May  19,  '00 

Feb.  7,  '01 

Sept.  33,  '00 

June  15,  '00 
Jan.  13,  '01 
Oct.  11,  '00 
Dec.  38,  '00 
June  1,  '00 
Oct.  16,  '00 
Dec.  34,  '00 

Nov.  30,  '00 


The  number  of  deaths  recorded  this  year  is  155,  and  the  average  age  of 
the  graduates  of  the  Academical  Department  is  nearly  63  years. 
The  oldest  living  gi-aduate  of  the  Academical  Department  is  : 
Class  of  1839,  Prof.  Samuel  Porter,  of  Washington,  D.  C,  bom  Jan. 
13,  1810. 

The  oldest  living  graduate  of  the  Medical  Department  is  : 
Class  of  1831,  Chauncey  Ayres,  of  Stamford,    Conn.,   born   Aug.    14, 
1808. 


I  isr  ID  E  X 


Members  of  the  Divinity,  Law,  Medical,  and  Scientific  Schools  are  indicated  by  the 
letters  d,  I,  m,  and  s,  respectively. 


Class 

Page 

Class 

Page 

1849 

Adams,  Enoch  G. 

46 

1895  s 

Duckworth,  William  K. 

105 

1873 

Adee,  Frederick  W. 

71 

1853 

Dulles,  Andrew  C. 

53 

1865 

Allen,  Simeon  0. 

64 

1869 

Dutton,  Henry  J. 

67 

1862 

Anderson,  William  D. 

61 

1876  d 

Dutton,  John  M. 

99 

1841 

Andrews,  Horace 

27 

1863 

Arms,  Charles  J. 

63 

1886 

Edgar,  Percy 

80 

1837 

Arnold,  Owen  B. 

18 

1839 

Edwards,  Eugene 

26 

1900 

Ely,  Arthur  E. 

89 

1873 

Bacon,  Alfred  T, 

72 

1841 

Emerson,  Joseph 

29 

1837 

Bagg,  Moses  M. 

18 

1837 

Evarts,  William  M. 

19 

1867  s 

Barbour,  Volney  G. 

100 

1830 

Barnard,  Henry- 

6 

1844 

FewSmith,  William 

39 

1834 

Barnes,  Jeremiah  R. 

15 

1847 

Finney,  Thomas  M. 

43 

1852 

Barrett,  Charles  H. 

51 

1899 

Flynn,  J.  Francis 

88 

1884 

Bedell,  Charles  E. 

78 

1893  s 

Fouse,  George  C. 

104 

1843 

Bennett,  Joseph  E. 

34 

1879 

Franklin,  John  L. 

77 

1899 

Berry,  Coburn  D. 

87 

1900 

Franklin,  Thomas  E. 

89 

1848 

Bird,  James 

45 

1873 

Bliss,  George  T, 

73 

1835 

Galpin,  Samuel  H. 

16 

1891 

Boardman,  Elijah  G. 

81 

1843 

Gilman,  Edward  W. 

35 

1859  s 

Booth,  Franklin 

100 

1866 

Griswold,  William  L. 

64 

1892  s 

Bouton,  Sherman  H. 

103 

1868  s 

Guthrie,  Frank  M. 

101 

1882 

Brockway,  Fred.  J. 

78 

1847 

Brooks,  Calvin  M. 

43 

1875  s 

Hastings,  Henry  M. 

102 

1873  s 

Brown,  Alvah  W. 

102 

1841 

Heald,  Daniel  A. 

30 

1874 

Brown,  Joseph  U. 

74 

1851 

Hendrie,  John  W. 

49 

1844 

Brown,  Samuel  M. 

38 

1861 

Higbee,  William  H. 

59 

1873 

Browning,  William  W. 

73 

1857 

Hodge,  Lyman  D. 

57 

1860  Z 

Burgess,  Francis  C. 

96 

1837 

Hooker,  John 

22 

1842 

Hubbard,  George  B. 

33 

1898 

Callender,  Robert 

87 

1898  m 

Hulseberg,  Frederick  W 

.    93 

1899 

Camp,  John  P. 

88 

1832 

Huntington,  Joshua 

9 

1867 

Chittenden,  Henry  A. 

65 

1896  s 

Clark,  George  H. 

105 

1836 

Isham,  Austin 

16 

1842 

Clark,  Gideon  C. 

32 

1900  s 

Cluett,  Alfonso  R. 

107 

1895  ^ 

Johnson,  Joseph  A. 

98 

1869 

Copp,  William  A. 

67 

1856 

Johnson,  Wilbur 

56 

1894 

Crafts,  William  C. 

84 

1893 

Jones,  Alfred  H. 

84 

1857  m 

Creed,  Cortland  V.  R. 

91 

1852  m 

Curry,  James  H, 

90 

1897 

KaufEman,  Burt  B. 

86 

1829 

Cutler,  Leman  W. 

5 

1887 

Keep,  John  B. 

80 

1900  s 

Kelly,  Trumbull 

107 

1881  m 

Dana,  Charles  W. 

93 

1853 

Kent,  Albert  E. 

54 

1844 

Dana,  John  A, 

38 

1864  m 

Kenyon,  Napoleon  B. 

92 

1841 

Dickinson,  Flavel  A. 

28 

1869 

Ken-,  Henry  H. 

68 

188n 

Doyle,  Peter 

97 

1862 

Ketcham,  William  P. 

61 

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Class  Page  I  Class 

1852  Labatt,  Henry  J.  51  !  1897 

1899  s  Lamb,  Eichard  S.  106 

1869  Lindsley,  Adrian  V.  S.  69 

1877  I  Linsley,  Edward  L.  96 


1896  s  Mabie,  Clarence  C.  105 

1852  McCormick,  Henry  52 

1894  McKinney,  Kirk  C.  85 

1844  McLeod,  John  39 

1893  I  McNamara,  David  T.  98 

1861  Marshall,  John  E.  60 
1844  Marshall,  John  P.  40 
1833  Mather,  Frederick  E.  13 
1889  I  Mattison,  William  E.  97 
1858  Mills,  Edward  M.  59 
1892  Mowbray,  Edward  B.  82 

1862  Murphy,  Thomas  D.  62 

1887  Nesbitt,  George  F.  80 

1885  Norton,  Edwin  F.  79 


1854        Olney,  James  B.  55 


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1892 

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1837 
1850 
1852 
1876 


Paddock,  Eobert  H. 

23 

Paine,  Albei-t 

31 

Parker,  Julian  N. 

92 

Parsons,  Samuel  M. 

36 

Perkins,  Henry  B. 

85 

Perry,  Waldo  G. 

96 

Pierce,  George  T. 

37 

Pitkin,  Horace  T. 

82 

Porter,  Giles  M. 

17 

Porter,  John  A. 

75 

Porter,  Timothy  H. 

45 

Eandall,  William  E.  24 

Eipley,  Erastus  L.  47 

Eowland,  William  L.  53 

Eussell,  Philip  G.  74 


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1851 
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Sage,  DeWitt  L.  86 

Salisbury,  Edward  E,  10 

Scarborough,  William  S.  25 

Seward,  Dwight  M.  8 

Silliman,  Benjamin  69 

Silliman,  Benjamin  D.  3 

Smith,  Horace  M.  49 

Smith,  William  M.  41 

Starkweather,  George  P.  103 

Stewart,  Walter  E.,  Jr.  85 

Stills,  Alfred  12 

Stowell,  Calvin  D.  66 


Teele,  Albert  K. 
Thompson,  William  B. 
Tracy,  George  E, 
Tuckerman,  George  S. 
Tufts,  James 
Tupper,  Henry  M, 
Tuttle,  Harry  E. 
Tyler,  Moses  C. 


1844  I  VanWyck,  Anthony 

1856  Webb,  Benjamin 

1853  Welch,  Joseph  A. 
1876  Wells,  James  A. 
1897  Wheeler,  Alexander 
1888  White,  Arthur 
1881  White,  Arthur  E. 

1854  m  White,  Moses  C. 

1887  Whittlesey,  Frederick  E. 

1871  Whittlesey,  Nathan  H. 

1843  Wickes,  John 

1844  Wilkins,  H.  Brady 
1847  Williams,  G.  Clinton 
1892  s  Winstandley,  John  B. 
1862  Winthrop,  Buchanan 
1839  Wolcott,  Elizur 
1868  Wood,  James  H. 
1881  s  Wood,  William  M. 
1846  I  Wooster,  William  B. 


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OBITUARY  RECORD 

OF 

GRADUATES  OF  YALE  UMIVERSITY 

Deceased  during  the  Academical  Year  ending  in 
JUNE,  1902, 


INCLUDING    THE    RECORD    OF    A    FEW    WHO    DIED    PREVIOUSLY, 
HITHERTO    UNREPORTED 


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[No.  2  of  the  Fifth  Printed  Series,  and  No.  61  of  the  whole  Record] 


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OBITUARY  RECORD 

OF 

GEADUATES   OF   YALE   UNIVERSITY 

Deceased  during  the  Academical  year  ending  in 
June,  1902, 

Including  the  Record  of  a  few  who  died  previously,  hitherto  unreported 

[Pbesented  at  the  Meeting  of  the  Alumni,  June  24th,  1902] 

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YALE   COLLEGE 

(academical  department) 

1829 

Samuel  Porter,  eldest  of  the  seven  children  of  Rev.  Dr. 
Noah  Porter  (Yale  1803)  and  Hetty  (Meigs)  Porter,  and  elder 
brother  of  President  Noah  Porter  and  of  Rev.  Giles  M.  Porter 
(Yale  1836),  was  born  at  Farmington,  Conn.,  on  January  12, 
1810. 

After  graduation  he  taught  a  short  time  in  the  family  of  a 
Virginia  planter,  and  from  1832  to  1836  in  the  American  Asylum 
for  the  Deaf  and  Dumb  in  Hartford,  Conn.  For  two  years  he 
was  a  student  in  the  Yale  Theological  Seminary,  but  increasing 
deafness  led  him  to  abandon  the  idea  of  entering  the  ministry. 
From  1840  to  1842  he  was  associate  editor  of  the  Congregational 
Observer  in  Hartford,  then  until  1846  instructor  in  the  New 
York  Institute  for  the  Deaf  and  Dumb,  and  for  the  next  twenty 
years  in  his  former  position  at  Hartford.  From  1854  to  1860  he 
was  editor  of  the  American  Annals  of  the  Deaf  and  Dumb.  On 
the- formation  of  the  National  Deaf  Mute  College,  now  Gallaudet 
College,  at  Washington,  D,  C,  he  was  appointed  Professor  of 
Mental  Science  and  English  Philology,  and  held  the  chair  from 
1866  to  1884,  when  he  was  made  professor  emeritus^  continuing 


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Auburn  Theological  Seminary,  and  took  his  Senior  studies  at 
Princeton  Seminary.  He  was  licensed  to  preach  by  the  Presby- 
tery of  Geneva  and  began  his  ministry  at  Corning,  Steuben 
County,  N.  Y.,  where  he  was  ordained  on  September  23,  1840. 
From  1842  to  1845  he  was  pastor  at  Fredonia,  Chautauqua 
County,  and  the  next  two  years  at  Avon,  Livingston  County. 

In  1847  he  was  called  to  the  chair  of  Ecclesiastical  History  and 
Church  Polity  in  Auburn  Theological  Seminary,  with  which  he 
was  connected  for  lifty-four  years,  and  during  the  more  than 
forty-five  years  of  his  active  work  therein  he  exerted  a  most  help- 
ful and  stimulating  influence  upon  many  since  eminent  in  the  min- 
istry and  upon  the  life  of  the  church.  He  was  constantly  writing 
new  lectures  for  his  classes,  and  giving  them  the  results  of  fresh 
study  and  vigorous  thought. 

In  1866  he  was  Moderator  of  the  Presbyterian  General  Assem- 
bly in  St.Louis.  He  published  two  volumes,  a  "  Manual  of 
Church  Polity,"  1878,  and  a  "Liturgy  and  Book  of  Common 
Prayer  for  the  Presbyterian  Church,"  1883,  2d  edition  1886; 
also  wrote  occasional  articles  in  magazines  and  delivered  addresses 
on  many  public  occasions. 

He  retained  his  youthful  vigor  and  the  healthful  use  of  all  his 
powers  to  the  close  of  his  life,  and  died  at  home  from  the  grip 
on  October  29,  1901,  at  the  age  of  88  years. 

He  married  on  May  15,  1838,  Mary  Jane  Hanson,  daughter  of 
Reuben  Bostwick  Heacock,  a  merchant  of  Buffalo,  N.  Y.,  and 
sister  of  Rev.  Grosvenor  Williams  Heacock,  D.  D.  (W.  Reserve 
1840).  Of  his  four  sons  (graduates  of  Hamilton  College  respect- 
ively in  1863,  1866,  1871  and  1872)  three  survive,  together  with 
a  daughter,  who  married  Rev.  Myron  Adams  (Hamilton  College 
1863).     Mrs.  Hopkins,  died  in  January,  1885. 

1835 

JosiAH  Abbott,  third  son  and  fifth  of  the  eleven  children  of 
Josiah  and  Ruth  (Estabrook)  Abbott,  was  born  in  Fraraingham, 
Mass.,  on  May  22,  1811.  He  was  prepared  for  college  at  the 
academies  in  Exeter,  N.  H.,  and  Amherst,  Mass.,  and  joined  the 
class  of  1 834  at  the  beginning  of  Sophomore  year,  but  was  soon 
obliged  to  leave  owing  to  ill  health.  The  following  year  he  re- 
sumed his  studies  in  the  class  of  1835. 

After  graduation,  he  spent  a  year  teaching  in  Bridgeport, 
Conn.,  and  two  years  as  a  student  in  Yale  Theological  Seminary. 


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He  was  licensed  to  preach,  and  occasionally  supplied  pulpits,  but 
was  never  ordained. 

He  attended  two  courses  of  lectures  in  the  Yale  Medical  School^ 
and  completed  his  medical  studies  at  the  College  of  Physicians 
and  Surgeons  of  the  Western  District  of  New  York,  located  in 
Fairfield,  N.  Y.,  receiving  his  degree  in  January,  1840.  He  then 
spent  a  few  months  in  the  hospitals  of  Boston.  His  brother-in-law 
was  Rev.  Benjamin  Schneider,  D.D.  (Amherst  1830),  missionary 
at  Broosa  and  Aintab,  Turkey,  and  he  had  himself  planned  to  be 
a  medical  raissionarj^,  but  relinquished  his  purpose  and  began 
practice  in  Marlborough,  Mass.  In  September,  1 843,  he  removed 
to  Rindge,  N.  H.,  where  he  enjoyed  a  successful  practice  for 
about  twenty  years.  For  ten  years  or  more  he  was  a  member  of 
the  school  committee,  and  in  1860  and  1861  represented  the  town 
in  the  New  Hampshire  Legislature. 

On  October  24,  1864,  he  was  appointed  Assistant  Surgeon  of 
the  13th  II.  S.  Heavy  Artillery,  then  stationed  at  Smithland, 
Ky.,  serving  much  of  the  time  on  detached  duty,  and  in  April, 
1865,  was  commissioned  Surgeon  "of  the  119th  TJ.  S.  Colored 
Infantry,  at  Camp  Nelson,  Ky.  While  on  duty  there  a  severe 
attack  of  malarial  fever  unfitted  him  for  further  service,  and  he 
was  discharged  in  September,  1865. 

So  serious  was  the  result  of  this  illness  upon  his  nervous  system 
that  he  was  unable  to  resume  practice,  but  found  employment  in 
the  care  of  a  small  farm.  In  1874  he  removed  to  Winchendon, 
Mass.,  where  he  afterwards  resided,  and  where  he  died  of  apoplexy 
on  November  27,  1901,  at  the  age  of  90  years  and  6  months. 

He  married,  on  January  5,  1842,  Arminda  R,  daughter  of  Dea- 
con Joseph  and  Matilda  (Davis)  White,  of  West  Boylston,  Mass. 
Mrs.  Abbott  survives  him  without  children. 

1839 

William  Bestor  Corby:n,  son  of  Joseph  Perrin  and  Margaret 
(Howard)  Corbyn,  was  born  in  Woodstock,  Conn.,  on  June  1, 
1814.  In  1815  his  family  removed  to  Monroe  County,  N.  Y.,and 
he  entered  college  from  Henrietta  in  that  county.  He  taught 
school  before  entering  college,  and  during  his  college  course  sup- 
ported himself  by  teaching  and  other  work. 

After  graduation  he  was  for  four  years  an  instructor  in  Phillips 
Academy,  in  Andover,  Mass.,  where  he  had  fitted  for  college. 
While  teaching  he  was  also  studying  to  some  extent  in  Andover 


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Theological  Seminary.  On  completing  his  theological  studies  he 
took  orders  in  the  Protestant  Episcopal  Church,  being  ordained 
Deacon  in  Trinity  Church,  Boston,  Mass.,  by  Bishop  Eastburn  in 
1843,  and  Priest  by  Bishop  Brownell,  of  Connecticut,  in  Novem- 
ber, 1844.  He  helped  build  up  churches  in  Windsor  and  Man- 
chester, Conn.,  after  which  he  went  west,  and  for  a  year  and 
a  half  was  rector  of  St.Paul's  Church,  St.Louis,  Mo.  In  Febru- 
ary, 1848,  he  was  appointed  to  establish  an  institution  of  learning 
at  Palmyra,  Mo.,  which  became  St.Paul's  College,  and  of  which 
he  was  President  until  1857.  Under  him  many  of  the  staunch 
churchmen  of  the  Middle  West  received  their  training.  For  the 
five  years  following  he  was  both  preacher  and  teacher  at  Payson, 
111.  In  1862  he  was  recalled  to  Palmyra,  where  he  became  rector 
of  St.Paul's  Church,  and  resumed  the  charge  of  St.Paul's  Col- 
lege, and  reestablished  the  preparatory  department.  During  the 
Civil  War  college  exercises  were  suspended  and  the  buildings 
were  occupied  for  military  purposes. 

In  1871  he  was  called  to  the  Church  of  the  Good  Shepherd, 
Quincy,  111.,  of  which  he  continued  as  rector,  and  for  the  last  few 
years  as  rector  emeritus,  until  his  death.  In  this  church  he  intro- 
duced the  first  vested  choir  in  the  Mississippi  Valley,  and  advo- 
cated with  tact  and  success  many  church  observances  hitherto 
unknown  there.  He  was  also  principal  of  the  High  School  in 
Quincy  for  twenty-one  years,  delegating  a  part  of  his  church 
duties  during  that  time  to  an  associate. 

While  in  St.Louis,  he  published  in  1848,  a  pamphlet  on  "The 
Church:  What  is  it,  and  Where  is  it?"  He  also  contributed  arti- 
cles on  ecclesiastical  subjects  to  religious  papers  and  magazines, 
lectured  most  acceptably  on  Shakespearean  and  kindred  topics, 
and  wrote  many  poems  which  remain  uncollected.  He  received 
the  degree  of  Doctor  of  Divinity  from  St.Paul's  College  in  1861. 

Dr.  Corbyn  died  of  hemorrhage  of  the  bladder,  after  an  illness 
of  three  years,  at  his  home  in  Quincy,  on  March  28,  1902.  He 
was  in  his  88th  year. 

He  married,  on  August  13,  1841,  Harriet  N.,  daughter  of 
Deacon  Joseph  Wright  (Yale  18t)4),  and  sister  of  his  classmate, 
Rev.  William  S.  Wright,  also  of  Rev.  James  L.  Wright  (Yale 
1832).  She  died  in  1843,  leaving  a  son,  now  a  clergyman  in  the 
Protestant  Episcopal  Church.  In  1855  he  married  Mary  Frances, 
daughter  of  Edward  Charles  McDonald,  who  survives  him  with  a 
daughter.     An  older  brother  graduated  in  the  class  of  1838. 


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Lewis  Hall,  son  of  James  and  Mary  (Cheney)  Hall,  was  born 
on  September  12,  1815,  at  Carroll,. Chautauqua  County,  N.  Y. 

After. graduation  he  made  a  tour  of  scientific  exploration  up 
the  Mississippi  River  to  the  Falls  of  St.  Anthony,  and  then 
westward  with  a  party  of  Sioux  Indians.  Afterwards,  with  a 
party  of  Chippewas,  he  followed  the  St.  Croix  to  its  sources, 
thence  went  across  to  Lake  Superior,  of  whose  mineral  wealth  he 
was  one  of  the  earliest  explorers. 

Returning  to  Chautauqua  County,  he  began  the  study  of  law, 
and  continued  it  in  St.Louis,  Mo.,  where  he  was  admitted  to  the 
bar  in  1842,  but  never  practiced.  He  was  soon  called  home  to 
take  charge  of  the  extensive  land  and  lumber  business  of  his 
father,  whose  health  had  suddenly  failed.  In  1849,  after  the 
death  of  his  father,  he  removed  to  Jamestown,  in  the  same 
county,  which  was  afterward  his  home.  He  was  engaged  in 
various  lines  of  business,  but  principally  in  the  lumber  trade. 
For  a  few  years  he  was  a  member  of  the  Board  of  Supervisors 
of  Chautauqua  County,  but  held  no  other  oflBce. 

He  died  at  his  home  in  Jamestown,  on  April  1, 1902,  in  the  87th 
year  of  his  age. 

Mr.  Hall  married,  on  May  4,  1843,  Mary  Augusta,  daughter  of 
Merritt  Davis,  of  St.Louis,  Mo.,  originally  of  Worcester,  Mass. 
She  is  deceased,  but  a  daughter  survives  him.  A  brother  grad- 
uated in  1849,  and  a  sister  is  the  widow  of  George  Starr  Tucker- 
man  of  the  class  of  1850. 

Sylvester  Southard,  son  of  Zebulon  and  Catharine  (Van 
Voorhies)  Southard,  was  born  on  June  29,  1817,  in  Fishkill,  N.  Y. 

After  graduation  from  college  he  returned  to  the  farm,  which 
he  managed  with  success,  and  which  was  his  home  through  life. 
From  his  early  years  he  was  a  member  of  the  Reformed  (Dutch) 
Church,  and  for  many  years  a  deacon  and  elder.  He  was  a 
director  of  the  Fishkill  National  Bank  for  fifteen  years,  a  trus- 
tee of  the  Fishkill  Savings  Bank  from  1862  to  1877,  and  active 
in  matters  of  public  interest.  About  twenty-five  years  ago  he 
began  to  lose  his  eyesight,  and  for  the  last  fourteen  years  had 
been  entirely  blind. 

He  died  at  home  of  Bright's  disease,  after  a  long  season  of 
feeble  health,  on  November  6,  1901,  at  the  age  of  84  years. 

He  married  on  June  17,  1876,  Sarah  Frances,  eldest  daughter 
of  John  V.  and  Jeannette  (Woolley)  Storm  of  Fishkill.  She 
survives  him  with  a  daughter.     An  older  brother  graduated  in 


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1841 

John  Curwen,  son  of  George  F.  and  Elinor  H.  (Ewing) 
Curwen,  was  born  in  Lower  Merion  Township,  Montgomery 
County,  Pa.,  on  September  20,  1821,  and  entered  college  at  the 
beginning  of  Sophomore  year. 

After  graduation  he  at  once  began  the  study  of  medicine  at  the 
University  of  Pennsylvania,  from  which  he  received  the  degree 
of  M.D.,  April  4,  1844.  From  September,  1843,  to  the  following 
June,  he  was  Resident  Physician  of  Wills'  Hospital  for  Diseases 
of  the  Eye  in  Philadelphia,  and  for  over  five  years  thereafter 
Assistant  Physician  of  the  Pennsylvania  Hospital  for  the  Insane 
in  the  same  city.  He  was  then  a  practicing  physician  in  Phila- 
delphia until  his  election,  on  February  14,  1851,  as  Superintendent 
and  Physician  of  the  Pennsylvania  State  Lunatic  Hospital,  at 
Harrisburg,  for  a  term  of  ten  years.  To  this  position  he  was 
twice  reelected  for  the  same  period.  After  thirty  years  of  work 
at  Harrisburg  he  was  chosen,  on  June  24,  1881,  Physician-in- 
Chief  and  Superintendent  of  the  State  Hospital  for  the  Insane  at 
Warren,  Pa.,  and  continued  there  until  his  retirement  in  June, 
1900.  He  had  devoted  over  fifty  years  to  the  service  of  the 
insane,  and  was  highly  esteemed  for  his  thorough  knowledge  of 
the  many  forms  of  insanity  and  nervous  diseases.  He  was  a 
commissioner  for  the  erection  of  the  Hospital  for  the  Insane  at 
Danville,  Pa,,  in  1868,  and  for  that  at  Warren  in  1873. 

His  annual  reports  of  the  work  at  Harrisburg  and  Warren, 
and  a  small  volume,  a  '*  Manual  for  Attendants  in  Hospitals  for 
the  Insane,"  have  been  published;  also,  in  1870,  a  "Report  on 
the  Proper  Treatment  of  the  Insane,"  made  to  the  American 
Medical  Association.  He  has  written,  besides,  a  History  of 
the  Association  of  Medical  Superintendents  of  American  Insti- 
tutions for  the  Insane,  of  which  he  had  been  Secretary  since 
1858,  and  a  number  of  memorials  on  the  care  of  the  insane,  and 
delivered  several  addresses  on  mental  disorders  before  the  Medi- 
cal Society  of  the  State  of  Pennsylvania. 

He  was  President  of  the  Medical  Society  of  the  State  of 
Pennsylvania  in  1869,  and  was  a  member  of  the  American  Medi- 
cal Association,  and  an  honorary  member  of  the  American 
Philosophical  Society.  He  had  been  a  trustee  Of  Lafayette 
College  since  1865. 

Upon  his  retirement  from  the  charge  of  the  Hospital  at  Warren, 
he  returned  to  Harrisburg  to  reside  with  his  daughter.     During 


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his  former  residence  there  he  had  been  active  in  the  organization 
of  the  Seventh  Presbyterian  Church  and  had  been  trustee  and 
elder  for  many  years.  At  the  last  Commencement  time  he 
attended  and  greatly  enjoyed  his  class  reunion  in  New  Haven, 
but  immediately  after  his  return  to  Harrisburg  he  was  prostrated 
by  the  extreme  heat,  and  from  the  effects  of  that  with  partial 
paralysis  he  died  suddenly  on  July  2,  1901.  He  was  in  the  80th 
year  of  his  age. 

Dr.  Curwen  married,  on  August  2,  1849,  Martha  P.,  daughter 
of  Hon.  David  Elmer,  of  Bridgeton,  N.  J.  She  died  in  1873, 
and  Dr.  Curwen  married  in  1881,  Miss  Annie  I.  Wyeth,  who 
died  about  three  years  ago,  leaving  no  children.  Of  the  children 
by  the  first  marriage,  only  one  daughter  is  living,  four  daughters 
and  a  son  having  died. 

John  Foote  Lay  was  born  in  Batavia,  N.  Y.,  on  May  1,  1822. 
He  was  the  eldest  son  of  Hon.  George  Washington  Lay  (Ham- 
ilton College  1817,  M.A.  Yale  1836)  and  Olive  (Foote)  Lay,  and 
grandson  of  John  Lay  (Yale  1780),  a  native  of  Saybrook,  Conn. 
His  father  was  a  Representative  in  Congress,  and  from  1842  to 
1845  Charge  d'Affaires  at  the  Court  of  Sweden.  The  son  entered 
Yale  College  with  his  brother  George  at  the  beginning  of  Sopho- 
more year. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  in  the  office  of  his  uncle,  Hon. 
Phineas  L.  Tracy  (Yale  1806),  in  Batavia,  and  was  admitted  to 
the  bar  in  1844.  He  did  not,  however,  practice  extensively,  but 
devoted  himself  to  everything  that  would  advance  the  public 
good.  From  1871  to  1880  he  was  Secretary  of  the  Board  of 
Education,  Trustee  of  the  Batavia  Union  School,  and  the  active 
member  of  the  building  committee  which  superintended  the  erec- 
tion of  its  fine  building  completed  in  1874.  This  school  is  fur- 
nished with  an  excellent  library  of  several  thousand  volumes, 
open  free  to  every  one  in  the  district.  He  was  afterwards 
appointed  Regents'  Examiner  at  the  school.  Under  his  supervi- 
sion a  number  of  other  school  houses  were  erected,  and  he  was 
constantly  seeking  the  improvement  of  the  school  system  in 
some  direction.  For  many  years  he  was  Vice-President  of  the 
Batavia  Cemetery  Association,  which  during  this  time  secured 
endowments  for  the  perpetual  care  of  many  lots.  He  was  a 
vestryman  of  St.  James'  Protestant  Episcopal  Church.  As  chair- 
man of  the  Board  of  Sewer  Commissioners  for  several  years,  he 
rendered  an  important  service  to  public  health.     He  was  deeply^ 


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interested  in  the  history  of  his  native  village,  and  his  mind  was  a 
storehouse  of  information  and  reminiscence  relating  to  the  early 
history  of  western  New  York.  For  a  considerable  time  he  had 
been  engaged  in  preparing  a  genealogy  of  the  Lay  family,  but 
did  not  complete  it. 

He  had  not  been  well  for  several  years,  and  was  accustomed  to 
spend  the  winter  in  a  milder  climate.  Since  his  return  from 
Philadelphia  in  the  spring  previous  to  his  decease,  he  had  been 
confined  to  the  house  the  greater  part  of  the  time.  He  was  not 
married,  but  made  his  home  with  his  brother  George  in  Batavia, 
and  there  he  died,  September  27,  1901.     He  was  79  years  of  age. 

1842 

Daniel  Lyman  Shearer,  sixth  son  of  John  and  Chloe  (Baker) 
Shearer,  was  born  on  November  5,  1819,  in  Palmer,  Mass.,  but 
early  in  life  removed  with  his  parents  to  the  neighboring  town  of 
Ware,  and  from  there  entered  college. 

After  graduation  he  engaged  in  the  wholesale  furniture  busi- 
ness in  Boston,  Mass.,  in  company  with  his  brother,  Leonard 
Baker  Shearer.  Their  business  prospered,  and  in  1846  they 
located  a  branch  house  in  Richmond,  Va.,  of  which  he  had  general 
supervision,  one  in  1849  in  New  Orleans,  La.,  and  others  later  in 
New  York  and  Chicago.  Having  a  large  business  and  prop- 
erty in  New  Orleans  at  the  outbreak  of  the  Civil  War,  he  was 
compelled  to  remain  there  during  that  whole  period,  managing 
the  business  in  complete  separation  from  the  northern  branches. 

He  w^as  drafted  into  the  Confederate  service,  but  in  three  days 
deserted,  and  remained  concealed  several  weeks  in  the  city  until 
the  arrival  of  General  Benjamin  F.  Butler,  before  whom  he 
declared  his  allegiance  to  the  United  States  Government. 

After  closing  up  his  business  in  New  Orleans,  he  left  there 
in  1870,  and  until  1874  took  charge  of  the  New  York  house. 
Thenceforward  he  remained  most  of  the  time  in  Boston,  looking 
after  his  real  estate  interests  there,  making,  however,  frequent 
trips  to  western  cities  for  a  similar  purpose.  He  had  a  warm 
interest  in  Yale,  and  was  for  many  years  a  regular  attendant  at 
Commencement.  Through  his  generous  assistance  a  class  letter 
had  been  issued  annually  by  the  secretary  for  nearly  twenty 
years  past. 

Mr.  Shearer  died  at  his  home  in  Cambridge,  Mass.,  of  pneu- 
monia, on  April  17,  1902,  at  the  age  of  82  years.  He  was  never 
married,  and  was  the  last  survivor  of  his  family. 


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Nathan  Witter  Williams,  son  of  Rev.  Thomas  Williams 
(Yale  1800)  and  Ruth  (Hale)  VYilliams,  was  born  on  March  12, 
1816,  in  Providence,  R.  I.  His  father  was  a  pungent  and  power- 
ful Congregational  preacher,  who  for  thirteen  years  before  his 
decease  was  the  last  survivor  of  his  class,  and  for  the  last  three 
years  of  his  life  the  only  living  graduate  of  the  eighteenth  cen- 
tury. His  paternal  grandparents  were  Joseph  and  Lucy  (Witter) 
Williams.  During  Freshman  year  his  home  was  in  Harrington, 
R.  I.,  and  in  Sophomore  year  in  Hartford,  Conn. 

The  year  after  graduation  he  taught  in  East  Greenwich,  R.  I., 
and  the  next  five  years  conducted  a  private  school  in  Philadel- 
phia, Pa.  During  this  time  he  received  instruction  in  theology 
in  a  private  class  from  Rev.  Albert  Barnes,  D.D.,  and  other  cler- 
gymen of  that  city,  and  was  licensed  to  preach  by  the  Fourth 
Presbytery  of  Philadelphia  at  Cedarville,  N.  J.,  on  April  15, 1846. 
Leaving  Philadelphia  in  July,  1848,  he  preached  several  months 
for  the  Congregational  Church  in  South  Kingston,  R.  I.,  and  then 
became  pastor  of  the  Congregational  Church  in  Shrewsbury, 
Mass.,  being  ordained  on  February  28,  1849,  and  receiving  dis- 
mission at  his  own  request,  after  nine  years  of  service,  on  April 
27,  1858.  After  a  western  journey  occupying  several  months, 
on  his  return  to  Shrewsbury  in  November,  he  was  elected  by  the 
Republicans  a  Representative  in  the  Massachusetts  Legislature 
from  the  Fifteenth  District  of  Worcester  County. 

From  June,  1860,  to  October,  1863,  he  resided  in  Providence, 
R.  L,  supplying  churches  in  Danielson  and  Plainfield,  Conn.,  dur- 
ing a  portion  of  this  time.  From  August,  1863,  until  the  autumn 
of  1867,  he  was  in  charge  of  the  Congregational  Church  at  Peace- 
dale,  R.  I.  He  then  returned  to  Providence,  which  was  after- 
wards his  home,  and  was  engaged  in  business,  occasionally  sup- 
plying pulpits  in  the  city  and  vicinity. 

While  a  member  of  the  Massachusetts  Legislature  he  published 
a  pamphlet,  containing  six  sermons,  under  the  title  "  Sovereign 
and  Subject,"  and  in  1877  issued  a  volume  called  "The  Living 
God." 

In  1882  he  succeeded  Charles  Fabrique  as  Class  Secretary,  and 
his  service  to  the  class  and  his  annual  Class  Letters,  continued  as 
long  as  his  health  permitted,  did  much  to  promote  good  fellow- 
ship among  the  scattered  classmates. 

Mr.  Williams  died  of  apoplexy  at  his  home  in  Providence,  after 
a  decline  of  nearly  four  years,  on  April  16,  1902.  He  was  86 
years  of  age. 


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He  married,  on  July  1,  1846,  Frances,  daughter  of  Joseph  and 
Frances  Barclay,  of  Philadelphia,  and  had  two  sons  and  two 
daughters,  of  whom  one  son  and  the  daughters,  with  their  mother, 
survive.  The  second  daughter  is  the  wife  of  Rev.  James  Budden 
Renshaw,  a  graduate  of  the  Massachusetts  Agricultural  College 
at  Amherst  in  18 7 3  and  of  Oberlin  Seminary  in  18 "79. 

1843 

John  Aveey,  son  of  Robert  Stanton  and  Sally  (Crary)  Avery, 
was  born  August  19,  1819,  at  Preston,  New  London  County, 
Conn.,  his  father's  farm  including  a  large  part  of  Avery's  Plains 
in  that  town.  He  entered  college  the  second  term  of  Freshman 
year. 

The  year  following  graduation  he  was  principal  of  the  academy 
at  Lyme,  Conn.,  and  at  other  times  while  obtaining  his  education 
taught  school  several  terms.  In  1844  he  began  his  theological 
studies  in  the  Yale  Divinity  School,  and  completed  his  course  in 
1847.  He  was  ordained  on  June  21,  1848,  Pastor  of  the  Exeter 
Congregational  Church,  in  Lebanon,  New  London  County,  Conn., 
and  completed  a  service  there  of  twenty-five  years.  At  the  close 
of  this  pastorate  in  1873,  he  transferred  his  ministry  to  the 
adjoining  county  of  Windham,  and  was  acting  pastor  at  Central 
Village,  in  the  town  of  Plainfield,  five  or  six  years,  and  at  West 
Woodstock  three  years.  In  November,  1881,  he  accepted  a  call 
to  Ledyard,  New  London  County,  where  the  church  was  much 
strengthened  during  his  ministry  of  nearly  eleven  years.  In  April, 
1892,  he  retired  from  regular  preaching,  and  removed  to  Norwich, 
Conn.  He  afterward  frequently  responded  to  calls  for  service, 
and  continued  in  close  relation  with  pastors,  being  for  many  years 
before  his  death  Registrar  of  the  New  London  County  Associa- 
tion of  Congregational  Ministers. 

In  1898,  fifty  years  after  his  ordination,  he  preached  an  anni- 
versary sermon  in  his  old  parish  of  Lebanon,  and  at  the  Bicenten- 
nial celebration  of  the  First  Congregational  Church  of  Preston 
the  same  year  he  presented  "  Sketches  of  the  Twelve  Pastors." 
In  1901  he  completed  a  "  History  of  the  Town  of  Ledyard," 
which  contains  this  and  other  historical  papers  of  much  interest. 
He  was  actively  interested  in  educational  matters,  and  was  for 
years  a  member  of  the  Board  of  Education  of  the  Falls  district 
of  Norwich.  He  was  also  an  honorary  trustee  of  the  Bill  Library 
at  Ledyard. 


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Mr.  Avery  died  of  pneumonia,  after  an  illness  of  ten  days,  at 
his  home  in  Norwich,  on  April  23,  1902,  in  his  83d  year. 

He  married,  on  November  6,  1851,  Susan  Matson,  daughter  of 
Reuben  and  Betsey  Burnham  (Wait)  Champion,  of  Lyme,  Conn., 
who  survives  him  with  one  of  their  three  daughters. 

Benjamin  Tucker  Eames,  son  of  James  and  Sarah  (Mumford) 
Eames,  was  born  in  Dedhara,  Mass.,  on  June  4, 1818.  His  parents 
removed  to  Providence,  R.  I.,  in  1820,  and  from  there  he  entered 
college.  Before  completing  his  preparation  for  college  he  spent 
four  years  in  active  business  life.  In  his  Senior  year  he  was  Pres- 
ident of  the  Brothers  in  Unity. 

After  graduation  he  taught  the  academy  at  North  Attleboro, 
Mass.,  for  about  six  months,  and  devoted  his  leisure  to  the  study 
of  law  under  the  direction  of  Chief  Justice  Samuel  Ames  (Brown 
1823).  In  the  spring  of  1844  he  entered  the  office  of  Hon.  Bel- 
lamy Storer  (Bowdoin  1821),  in  Cincinnati,  where  he  remained 
until  the  following  winter,  and  was  then  admitted  to  practice  in 
the  courts  of  Kentucky.  Shortly  afterward  he  returned  to  Provi- 
dence, and  in  May,  1845,  was  admitted  to  the  Rhode  Island  bar. 
Early  in  his  career  he  declined  the  position  of  Judge  of  the 
Supreme  Court  of  Rhode  Island. 

From  1845  to  1850  he  was  recording  and  reading  clerk  of  the 
House  of  Representatives  of  Rhode  Island,  and  during  part  of 
that  time  reported  the  proceedings  of  the  General  Assembly  for 
the  Providence  Daily  Journal.  In  1854  he  was  elected  from 
Providence  to  the  Senate  of  that  State,  and  reelected  to  the  same 
office  the  next  two  years,  also  in  1859,  1863,  and  1884.  He  was 
a  member  of  the  Rhode  Island  House  of  Representatives  in  1868 
and  1869,  serving  as  Speaker  in  the  latter  year.  In  1857  he 
was  one  of  the  Commissioners  for  the  Revision  of  the  Public 
Laws  of  the  State.  In  1860  he  was  a  delegate  to  the  Chicago 
convention  which  nominated  Abraham  Lincoln  for  the  Presi- 
dency. In  1870  he  was  elected  a  Representative  to  the  42d 
Congress,  and  reelected  to  the  three  succeeding  Congresses.  He 
served  on  the  committees  on  elections  and  Revolutionary  claims, 
on  patents  and  land  claims,  and  later,  during  two  terms,  as  a  mem- 
ber of  the  committee  on  banking  and  currency. 

For  a  number  of  years  past  he  had  been  in  poor  health,  but 
continued  an  advisory  practice  at  his  law  office  in  Providence. 
He  died  after  an  illness  of  several  weeks  from  bronchial  pneu- 


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monia,  in    East  Greenwich,  R.  I.,  on  October  6,  1901,  at  the  age 
of  83  years.     He  was  a  member  of  the  Congregational  church. 

He  married,  in  Warwick,  R.  I.,  on  May  9,  1849,  Laura  S., 
daughter  of  Josiah  and  Asenath  (Capron)  Chapin,  and  had 
three  sons  and  one  daughter,  of  whom  the  daughter  only  sur- 
vives. Two  of  the  sons  died  early  in  life,  and  the  other  son 
(Yale  1881)  in  1894.  Mrs.  Eames  died  on  October  1,  1872.  An 
older  brother  graduated  at  Brown  University  in  1839. 

AsAHEL  Augustus  Stevens,  son  of  George  and  Sarilla 
(Hitchcock)  Stevens,  was  born  on  December  24,  1816,  in  Chesh- 
ire, Conn.  His  preparation  for  college  was  gained  at  Phillips 
(Andover)  Academy. 

After  graduation  he  began  the  study  of  theology,  completing 
his  course  at  Yale  Seminary  in  1847.  He  was  ordained  Pastor  of 
the  Center  Church,  Meriden,  Conn.,  March  15,  1848.  Owing  to 
ill  health  he  was  dismissed  from  his  charge,  December  11,  1854, 
and  during  the  two  years  following  resided  at  Cheshire,  Conn., 
and  Newton,  Jasper-County,  Iowa.  He  was  then  able  to  resume 
ministerial  duties,  and  in  December,  1856,  became  Pastor  of  the 
Main  Street  Congregational  Church  in  Peoria,  111.  Ten  years 
later  he  resigned,  and  found  in  farming  needed  respite  from 
overwork;  but  in  a  few  months  he  began  to  supply  the  Congre- 
gational Church  in  Lacon,  Marshall  County,  and  continued  there 
for  three  years.  He  was  then  recalled  to  his  work  in  Peoria.  In 
January,  1875,  the  Main  Street  Congregational  and  Fulton 
Street  Presbyterian  Churches  were  united,  and  of  the  First 
Congregational  Church  thus  formed  he  was  pastor  until  Feb- 
ruary 1,  1882,  when  he  became  pastor  emeritus.  The  corner- 
stone of  the  present  stone  edifice  was  laid  by  Mr.  Stevens  in 
1876.     Two  of  his  sermons  were  published. 

He  died  of  heart  failure  at  his  home  in  Peoria,  on  July  16, 
1901,  in  the  85th  year  of  his  age. 

He  married  in  September,  1847,  Mary  Comstock,  daughter  of 
Gideon  and  Julia  (Parker)  Bristol,  of  Cheshire,  Conn.,  and  sister 
of  Rev.  Sherlock  Bristol  (Oberlin  1839).  Mrs.  Stevens  died  soon 
after  the  celebration  of  their  golden  wedding  in  1897.  Three 
sons,  two  of  whom  graduated  from  the  University  of  Michigan, 
respectively  in  1870  and  1877,  and  a  daughter,  survive. 


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Douglas  Kellogg  Turner,  fourth  child  of  Bela  and  Mary 
(Nash)  Turner,  was  born  on  December  17,  1823,  in  Stockbridge, 
Mass.,  but  lived  during  most  of  his  youth  with  his  parents  in 
Hartford,  Conn. 

After  graduation  he  taught  a  year  in  Hartford  and  studied 
theology  one  year  each  at  the  Seminaries  in  Andover  and  New 
Haven.  He  was  licensed  to  preach  by, the  Hampden  (Mass.) 
East  Association  in  1846,  and  in  the  autumn  of  that  year  began 
a  service  of  eighteen  months  as  teacher  in  the  Classical  and 
Select  School  in  Hartsville,  in  the  Township  of  Warwick,  Bucks 
County,  Pa.  He  was  then  called  to  the  pastorate  of  the  Nesham- 
iny  Presbyterian  Church  in  the  same  place,  and  was  ordained  on 
April  18,  1848.  After  an  able  and  devoted  ministry  of  twenty- 
five  years,  during  which  nearly  two  hundred  and  seventy-five 
members  were  added  to  the  church,  he  resigned  on  account  of 
ill  health,  and  closed  his  work  on  April  20,  1873,  but  continued 
to  reside  in  Hartsville. 

He  published,  in  1876,  a  *'  History  of  the  Neshaminy  Presbyte- 
rian Church,  1726-1876,"  and  a  number  of  papers  on  historical 
topics.  From  1883  to  1893,  he  was  Librarian  of  the  Presbyte- 
rian Historical  Society  in  Philadelphia. 

Mr.  Turner  died  of  heart  failure,  at  his  home  in  Hartsville,  on 
March  8,  1902,  at  the  age  of  78  years. 

He  married  on  May  4,  1856,  Sarah  H.,  daughter  of  Robert  and 
Catharine  (Gait)  Darrah,  of  Hartsville.  After  her  death  in  1863, 
he  married  her  sister  Rebecca,  who  survives  him.  There  were 
no  children  by  either  marriage. 

George  Welton  Warner,  son  of  Curtis  and  Minerva 
(Welton)  Warner,  was  born  in  Roxbury,  Conn.,  on  May  8,  1821. 

For  three  years  after  graduation  he  taught  an  academy  at 
Manning's  Neck,  Hertford  County,  N.  C.  Returning  North  in 
1846,  he  took  a  partial  course  in  the  Yale  Law  School,  com- 
pleted his  legal  studies  in  Bridgeport,  Conn.,  in  the  office  of  the 
Hon.  James  C.  Loomis  (Yale  1828),  and  was  admitted  to  the  bar 
in  August,  1848.  From  November,  1849,  until  1856,  he  was 
associated  in  business  with  his  former  instructor,  under  the 
name  of  Loomis  &  Warner,  after  which  he  practiced  alone. 
He  was  City  Attornej-  in  1860  and  1861,  Recorder  for  several 
terms  between  1862  and  1868,  and  Judge  of  Probate  in  1865. 
In   1860  and  1861  he  was  also  President  of  the  Bridgeport   Li- 


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braiy  Association.  A  few  years  since  he  was  President  of  the 
Fairfield  County  Bar  Association. 

Mr.  Warner  died  of  pneumonia  at  his  home  in  Bridgeport,  on 
December  24,  1901,  at  the  age  of  80  years.  He  was  a  member 
of  the  North  Congregational  Church. 

He  married  on  October  12,  1864,  Mary  A.,  daughter  of  Cyrill 
and  Eliza  Pinchot,  of  Milford,  Pike  County,  Pa.  She  survives 
him  with  one  daughter. 

1844 

Charles  Whittlesey  Camp,  son  of  Joel  and  Comfort  (Whit- 
tlesey) Camp,  was  born  at  New  Preston,  Litchfield  County,  Conn., 
on  October  V,  1821.  He  was  admitted  to  church  membership  in 
1837.  He  was  class  poet  at  graduation,  and  occasionally  con- 
tributed verses  to  the  Yale  Literary  Magazine. 

After  graduation  from  college  he  entered  Union  Theological 
Seminary,  New  York  City,  and  completed  his  course  there  in  1847. 
He  then  began  a  service  to  the  Wisconsin  churches  of  forty-seven 
years,  supplying  at  first  the  churches  at  Genesee  and  Palmyra  for 
about  a  year.  He  was  ordained  on  January  28,  1848,  after  which 
he  was  at  Genesee  until  1853,  and  pastor  at  Sheboygan  eleven 
years.  From  1864  to  1868  he  was  pastor  at  Fond  du  Lac,  from 
1868  to  1892  at  Waukesha,  and  from  1892  to  1895  at  Hartford. 
In  1895  he  retired  from  the  active  ministry,  and  resided  in 
Waukesha  for  one  year  without  charge.  He  then  removed  to 
Sierra  Madre,  Los  Angeles  County,  Cal.,  where  he  died  of  heart 
disease,  on  May  8,  1902,  in  his  8l8t  year. 

He  frequently  wrote  for  the  secular  and  religious  press,  espe- 
cially for  The  Puritan,  a.  church  paper,  and  some  of  his  sermons 
and  addresses  were  printed,  but  not  in  permanent  form.  He 
was  a  charter  director  of  Chicago  Theological  Seminary  from  its 
establishment  in  1854  until  1891.  He  received  the  degree  of 
Doctor  of  Divinity  from  Beloit  College  in  1894. 

Dr.  Camp  married,  on  October  27,  1847,  Elizabeth  Pamela, 
daughter  of  Deacon  David  and  Rebecca  (Smalley)  Whittlesey, 
of  New  Britain,  Conn.,  who  died  in  1895.  Of  their  six  children, 
a  daughter  and  three  sons  are  living,  a  son  and  daughter  having 
died  in  infancy.  The  surviving  daughter  married  George  Patten 
Whittlesey  (Yale  1878). 


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1846 


Joseph  Willes  Backus,  son  of  Elijah  Janes  and  Joanna 
Rudd  (Ellis)  Backus,  was  born  on  February  19,  1823,  in  Franks 
lin.  Conn. 

After  graduation  he  was  a  teacher  for  a  year  and  a  half  in 
Buffalo,  N.  Y.,  the  same  length  of  time  in  Phillips  (Andover) 
Academy,  from  1849  to  1851  Tutor  in  Mathematics  in  Yale 
College,  and  at  the  same  time  a  student  in  Yale  Divinity  School, 
where  he  completed  his  course  in  1852.  He  was  licensed  to 
preach  by  the  New  Haven  West  Association  in  1851,  and 
ordained  pastor  of  the  Congregational  Church  in  Blackstone, 
Mass.,  on  September  29,  1853.  In  the  spring  of  1855  he 
resigned  this  charge  on  account  of  ill  health  in  his  family,  and 
the  following  January  was  installed  at  Chaplin,  Conn.  Near  the 
close  of  the  next  year  he  accepted  a  call  to  Leominster,  Mass., 
from  1862  to  1866  was  pastor  of  the  John  Street  Church,  Lowell, 
Mass.,  and  from  March,  1867,  to  1879  at  Thomaston,  Conn. 
Afterward  he  was  four  years  in  Rockville,  and  then  acting  pas- 
tor in  Plainville,  retiring  from  the  latter  January  1,  1895,  after 
an  active  service  in  the  ministry  of  forty-two  years. 

For  about  twenty -five  years  he  was  a  corporate  member  of  the 
American  Board  of  Commissioners  for  Foreign  Missions,  a 
director  of  the  Missionary  Society  of  Connecticut,  and  trustee 
of  the  Fund  for  Disabled  Ministers  and  their  families.  He  was 
Moderator  of  the  State  Association  of  Ministers  in  1881,  and 
a  delegate  to  the  National  Congregational  Council  in  Detroit 
in  1877.  In  June,  1875,  he  was  chosen  a  member  of  the  Cor- 
poration of  Yale  University,  resigning  the  office  in  1899.  He 
received  the  honorary  degree  of  Doctor  of  Divinity  from  Olivet 
College  in  1895. 

Besides  a  sermon  preached  at  Lowell,  Mass.,  on  the  "  Prin- 
ciples and  Results  of  Congregationalism,"  and  several  memorial 
and  other  sermons  and  occasional  articles  in  the  press,  his  pub- 
lished works  include  addresses  on  various  occasions  on  "The 
Present  Claims  of  the  Clerical  Profession  on  Christian  Young 
Men,"  which  was  repeated  by  request  in  Battell  Chapel,  "  Three 
Eras  of  Christian  Life  in  America"  (New  Englander^  May,  1883), 
"  A  Ministry  of  a  Hundred  Years  Ago  "  ( Connecticut  Quarterly, 
1897),  and  the  "Village  Green,"  at  Stockbridge,  Mass.,  in  1889. 

Dr.  Backus  died  of  heat  apoplexy  at  his  home  in  Farmington, 
Conn.,  on  July  4,  3  901,  at  the  age  of  78  years. 


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He  married  on  August  19,  1852,  Martha,  daughter  of  Lucius 
and  Lucia  (Burr)  Woodward,  of  Watertown,  Conn,,  and  sister 
of  Hon.  Asa  B.  Woodward  (Yale  1853),  formerly  an  ex-officio 
Fellow  of  the  Yale  Corporation.  Mrs.  Backus  survives  him 
without  children. 

Henry  Baldwin  Harrison,  son  of  Ammi  and  Polly  (Barney) 
Harrison,  was  born  in  New  Haven,  Conn.,  on  September  11,  1821. 
At  the  early  age  of  thirteen  he  began  teaching  the  common  school 
branches  in  Norwich  in  return  for  instruction  in  Latin.  He  was 
fitted  for  college  under  Rev.  George  Thacher,  D.D.,  then  a 
student  in  the  Yale  Divinity  School,  and  afterward  President  of 
Iowa  College,  and  at  the  same  time  assisted  in  teaching  in  the 
Lancasterian  School,  in  which  he  had  previously  been  a  pupil. 
While  in  college  he  was  editor  of  the  Yale  Literary  Magazine 
and  valedictorian  of  his  class. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  Yale  Law  School  and  was  at 
the  same  time  a  student  in  the  office  of  Governor  Dutton  (Yale 
1818).  He  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  1848,  and  began  practice. 
In  1855  he  defended  and  secured  the  acquittal  of  Willard  Clark, 
charged  with  murder,  mainly  on  the  then  unusual  plea  of  insanity. 
Later,  he  made  a  notable  argument  before  the  railroad  committee 
on  the  petition  of  the  Shore  Line  Railway  Co.  for  power  to 
bridge  the  Connecticut  river.  He  soon  established  a  reputation 
for  the  thorough  preparation  and  effective  presentation  of  his 
cases,  and  was  especially  successful  as  an  advocate  and  a  corpora- 
tion lawyer. 

In  1854  he  was  elected  by  the  Whigs  and  anti-slavery  men 
State  Senator  from  the  Fourth  District,  and  was  appointed  chair- 
man of  the  committee  on  incorporations  and  temperance.  His 
labors  in  the  latter  committee  resulted  in  the  passage  of  the  pro- 
hibitory \\<\nov  law.  He  also  drafted  the  Personal  Liberty  Bill, 
which  in  effect  nullified  the  Fugitive  Slave  Act  of  1851.  Upon 
the  passage  of  the  Kansas-Nebraska  Bill  he  acted  with  the  Free 
Soil  party  until,  in  the  winter  of  1855-6,  it  was  merged  in  the 
Republican  party.  Of  the  latter  he  was  one  of  the  organizers  in 
Connecticut,  and  the  following  spring  was  its  candidate  for 
Lieutenant  Governor. 

In  1865  Mr.  Harrison  was  elected  State  Representative  from 
New  Haven,  and,  having  declined  the  Speakership,  became  the 
leader  on  the  floor  of  the  House.     During  this  session  he  won 


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distinction  by  advocating  an  amendment  to  the  state  constitution, 
which  erased  the  word  '*  white "  and  thus  opened  the  ballot  to 
colored  men.  In  1873,  and  also  ten  j^ears  later,  he  was  again 
Representative  from  his  native  city,  and  in  1883  Speaker  of  the 
House.     In  1885-6  he  was  Governor  of  Connecticut. 

In  1880  he  gave  up  the  active  practice  of  his  profession,  but  his 
advice  was  frequently  sought  in  important  legal  matters  ;  and  he 
delivered  many  commemorative  addresses,  distinguished  for  their 
eloquence  and  polished  diction,  notably  those  at  the  unveiling  of 
the  Buckingham  monument  at  Hartford,  in  1884,  and  at  the 
dedication  of  the  monument  to  the  Twenty-seventh  Connecticut 
Volunteers  at  Gettysburg,  in  1885. 

He  was  a  director  of  leading  financial  institutions,  for  many 
years  a  member  of  the  vestry  of  Trinity  Church,  and  a  useful 
and  influential  member  of  the  executive  boards  of  the  church. 

He  was  an  Alumni  Fellow  of  Yale  University  from  18Y2  to  1885, 
and  in  the  latter  year  received  from  Yale  the  honorary  degree 
of  Doctor  of  Laws. 

Governor  Harrison  died  at  his  home  in  New  Haven,  on  October 
29,  1901,  at  the  age  of  80  years. 

He  married,  on  June  3,  1856,  Mary  Elizabeth,  sister  of  Arthur 
Dimon  Osborne  (Yale  1848),  and  daughter  of  Hon.  Thomas 
Burr  Osborne  (Yale  1817),  formerly  of  Fairfield,  Conn.,  and 
afterward  Professor  in  the  Yale  Law  School.  They  had  no 
children.     Mrs.  Harrison's  death  occurred  in  March,  1900. 

1847 

Henry  [Martyn]  Brace,  son  of  Abel  Brace,  M.D.,  and 
Elizabeth  (Doane)  Brace,  was  born  on  May  20,  1828,  in  Catskill, 
N.  Y. 

After  graduation  he  taught  school  in  his  native  place  for  three 
years,  then  studied  law  in  an  ofllice  in  New  York  City,  and  was 
admitted  to  the  bar  in  November,  1851.  He  continued  the  active 
practice  of  his  profession  until  feeble  health  necessitated  his 
retirement. 

He  died  from  acute  bronchitis,  at  Catskill,  on  July  10,  1901,  at 
the  age  of  IS  years. 

He  married  in  1855,  Miss  Emeline  C.  Demarest,  and  has  a  son 
living,  a  graduate  of  the  College  of  Physicians  and  Surgeons  in 
New  York  (now  a  department  of  Columbia  University)  in  1881. 


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William  Wells  Carpenter,  son  of  John  Carpenter,  M.D., 
and  Axa  (Reynolds)  Carpenter,  was  born  on  June  16,  1823,  at 
Granville,  Washington  Countj^  N".  Y.,  and  entered  Yale  from 
Oberlin  College  in  Senior  year. 

After  graduation  he  was  in  New  York  City  until  1861,  teach- 
ing the  first  two  years,  and  afterward  being  engaged  in  business. 
He  then  removed  to  South  Granville,  N.  Y.,  where  he  continued 
in  business  until  1872,  when  he  removed  to  Eatontown,  Monmouth 
County,  N.  J.  He  afterward  went  to  Marshfield,  Or.,  where  he 
was  engaged  in  farming  during  the  rest  of  his  life.  He  gave 
much  study  to  mineralogy. 

-    He  died  at  home  after  a  long  illness  from  Bright's  disease,  on 
May  13,  1902,  in  the  YOth  year  of  his  age. 

He  married,  on  August  28,  1851,  Miss  Maria  Rogers,  of  Danby, 
Yt.,  who  survives  him  with  a  daughter,  their  other  daughter  and 
a  son  having  died. 

Nathaniel  Alden  Hyde,  son  of  Nathaniel  Hyde,  an  iron 
founder  of  Stafford,  Conn.,  was  born  in  that  place  on  May  10, 
1827.  His  mother  was  Caroline  (Converse)  Hyde,  a  direct 
descendant  of  John  and  Priscilla  Alden. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  Andover  Theological  Semi- 
nary, completed  his  course  in  1851,  and  then  preached  in  Cen- 
tral Village,  in  the  town  of  Plainfield,  and  in  Rockville,  both  in 
Connecticut.  He  was  Assistant  Secretary  of  the  Children's  Aid 
Society  of  New  York  City  frota  1854  to  1856.  The  next  year  he 
was  acting  pastor  at  Deep  River,  Conn.,  and  then  supplied  the 
First  Congregational  Church  in  Columbus,  O.,  for  several  months, 
being  ordained  to  the  ministry  on  December  23,  1857.  After  a 
temporary  service  at  the  Seventh  Street  Congregational  Church, 
Cincinnati,  O.,  in  1858  he  was  called  to  the  pastorate  of  Plymouth 
Church,  Indianapolis,  which  had  just  been  organized.  Here  his 
work  was  most  successful,  and  his  people  reluctantly  parted  with 
him  only  in  the  larger  interests  of  the  denomination  and  of 
Christianity,  when,  in  1868,  he  became  Superintendent  of  Mis- 
sions in  Indiana.  In  1873  he  returned  to  pastoral  work,  and 
accepted  a  call  from  the  Mayflower  Congregational  Church,  in 
Indianapolis,  and  continued  as  pastor  for  fifteen  years,  and  as  pas- 
tor emeritus  to  the  close  of  his  life. 

He  was  a  friend  of  every  good  cause,  and  was  prominently 
connected  with  many  societies  for  the  promotion  of  their  religious 


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and  social  welfare.  He  was  for  ten  years  President  of  the  In- 
dianapolis Art  Association,  and  Vice-President  until  his  death  ; 
member  of  the  Indianapolis  School  Board  ;  member  of  the  Marioji 
County  Board  of  Children's  Guardians,  and  President  during  his 
later  years  ;  President  of  the  New  England  Society  of  Indian- 
apolis and  Secretary  of  the  Congregational  State  Association  from 
their  origin;  President  of  the  Home  Missionary  Society  of  In- 
diana ;  State  Secretary  of  the  Congregational  Church  Building 
Society  ;  corporate  member  of  the  American  Board  ;  trustee  of 
Chicago  Theological  Seminary  and  of  Wabash  College;  President 
of  the  Yale  Alumni  Association  of  Indianapolis  since  its  organiza- 
tion. In  1891  he  was  a  delegate  to  the  International  Congrega- 
tional Council  in  London.  He  received  the  honorary  degree  of 
Doctor  of  Divinity  from  Marietta  College  in  1876.  Besides  occa- 
sional sermons  and  addresses,  he  published,  in  1895,  a  "History  of 
Congregationalism  in  Indiana." 

Dr.  Hyde  died  from  heart  failure  at  his  summer  home  in  Lud- 
low, Vt.,  on  July  19,  1901,  at  the  age  of  74  years. 

He  married,  on  August  28,  1866,  Laura  Kip,  daughter  of 
Stoughton  Alphonso  Fletcher,  founder  of  Fletcher's  Bank  in  In- 
dianapolis.    She  survives  him  with  an  adopted  daughter. 

1848 

Henry  Hitchcock,  son  of  Hon.  Henry  Hitchcock  (University 
of  Vermont  1813)  and  Anne  (Erwin)  Hitchcock,  was  born  on 
July  3,  1829,  at  Spring  Hill,  six  miles  from  Mobile,  Ala.  His 
father  was  a  native  of  Burlington,  Vt.,  Secretary  of  the  Territory 
of  Alabama,  Attorney  General  and  afterward  Chief  Justice  of 
the  State  of  Alabama,  a  man  of  the  highest  character,  beloved 
throughout  the  State;  and  his  grandfather,  Samuel  Hitchcock 
(Harvard  1777),  who  married  a  daughter  of  Ethan  Allen,  was 
United  States  District  and  Circuit  Judge,  drafted  the  charter  of 
the  University  of  Vermont,  was  Secretary  of  the  same  from  1790 
to  1800,  and  trustee  from  its  beginning  until  his  death  in  1813. 
His  mother  was  the  daughter  of  Colonel  Andrew  Erwin,  of  Bed- 
ford County,  Tenn. 

After  the  death  of  his  father,  his  mother  remov^ed  with  her  fam- 
ily first  to  Kentucky,  and  then  to  Nashville,  Tenn.  There  he  en- 
tered the  Junior  class  in  the  University  of  Nashville,  and 
received  the  degree  of  Bachelor  of  Arts  in  November,  1846. 
Immediately  afterward,  he  came  to  New  Haven  and  joined  the 


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class  then  in  its  Junior  year  in  Yale  University,  and  graduated 
with  the  honor  of  an  oration. 

From  August  to  November,  1848,  he  was  a  law  student  in  the 
office  of  Hon.  Willis  Hall  (Yale  1824),  Corporation  Counsel  of 
New  York  City,  and  was  then  assistant  classical  teacher  in  the 
Worcester  (Mass.)  High  School  for  a  year,  after  which  he  re- 
turned to  Nashville  and  continued  his  legal  studies  in  the  office 
of  Hon.  William  F.  Cooper,  LL.D.  (Yale  1838),  later  a  Justice 
of  the  Supreme  Court  of  Tennessee.  In  September,  1851,  he  set- 
tled permanently  in  St.Louis,  Mo.,  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in 
October,  and  began  practice.  During  the  year  1852,  he  was  as- 
sistant editor  of  the  St.Louis  Intelligencer,  and  represented  that 
paper  at  the  National  Whig  Convention  in  Baltimore,  but  after- 
ward devoted  himself  entirely  to  the  practice  of  his  profession. 

In  1872  he  formed  a  partnership  with  George  W.  Lubke  and 
John  Preston  Player,  and  the  firm  of  Hitchcock,  Lubke  and 
Player,  thus  formed,  continued  until  1882,  when  Mr.  Lubke  was 
elected  a  Judge  of  the  Circuit  Court,  soon  after  which  Mr. 
Player  died. 

Mr.  Hitchcock  then  practiced  alone  for  two  years,  and  in  1884 
formed  a  limited  partnership  with  Judge  George  A.  Madill  and 
Hon.  Gustavus  A.  Finkelnburg,  which  expired  in  1890.  He  con- 
tinued with  the  latter  until  July,  1891,  and  afterward  again  prac- 
ticed alone.  He  devoted  himself  especially  to  equity,  corporation 
and  constitutional  law. 

For  over  forty  years  he  was  deeply  interested  in  Washington 
University,  St.Louis,  of  which  he  became  a  director  in  1859,  and 
Vice-President  in  1886.  In  August,  1867,  he  helped  organize  its 
Law  Department,  known  as  the  St.Louis  Law  School,  and  for 
the  first  twelve  years  was  Dean.  He  was  also  Professor  of  various 
departments  of  law  until  his  retirement  in  1884. 

After  Lincoln's  debate  with  Douglas  on  the  Kansas-Nebraska 
question,  he  joined  the  Republican  party  and  became  an  active  oppo- 
nent of  slavery.  In  January,  1861,  he  was  elected  a  member  on  the 
"Unconditional  Union"  ticket  of  the  Missouri  State  Convention, 
which  was  called  by  the  Secession  Legislature  to  consider  the  re- 
lations of  Missouri  to  the  Union,  but  which  disappointed  expecta- 
tions, and  deposed  both  Governor  and  Legislature,  and  for  more 
than  two  years  carried  on  a  provisional  State  government.  He 
took  an  active  part  in  its  proceedings,  and  attended  all  its  sessions 
until  its  final  adjournment  on  July  1,  1863. 


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He  had  earnestly  desired  active  service  in  the  war,  and  as  soon 
as  the  Union  interests  in  his  own  state  permitted,  he  entered  the 
army  and  was  appointed  Assistant  Adjutant  General,  U.  S.  Vol- 
unteers, and  from  October  1,  1864,  to  the  close  of  the  war  served 
as  Judge  Advocate  on  the  personal  staff  of  General  Sherman.  He 
was  with  the  latter  on  the  "  March  to  the  Sea,"  and  in  the  subse- 
quent campaign  through  the  Carolinas,  and  carried  to  Washington 
the  dispatches  announcing  the  "Sherman-Johnston  truce."  He 
was  brevetted  Lieutenant-Colonel,  and  honorably  mustered  out  of 
service  on  June  23,  1865. 

After  the  war  he  spent  four  months  in  European  travel.  Five 
years  later,  owing  to  the  failure  of  his  health,  he  made  a  voyage 
to  visit  his  brother,  Ethan  Allen  Hitchcock,  who  was  then  engaged 
in  business  in  Hong  Kong,  China,  and  is  at  present  Secretary  of 
the  Interior. 

In  August,  1871,  he  was  one  of  the  delegates  who  organized  at 
Newport,  R.  I.,  the  National  Civil  Service  Reform  League,  and 
from  that  date  was  a  member  of  its  Executive  Committee.  He 
was  one  of  the  fourteen  signers  of  the  call  which  resulted  in  the 
formation,  in  August,  1878,  at  Saratoga,  N.  Y.,  of  the  American 
Bar  Association,  and  served  several  years  on  standing  and  special 
committees,  notably  on  the  Committee  on  the  Relief  of  the 
United  States  Supreme  Court.  He  prepared  the  majority  report 
advocating  the  plan  afterward  substantially  followed  by  Congress 
in  creating  United  States  Circuit  Courts  of  Appeal.  He  was 
elected  President  of  the  Association  in  1889. 

In  1880  he  helped  organize  the  Missouri  State  Bar  Association, 
of  which  he  was  President  in  1881. 

In  April,  1896,  he  was  a  delegate  from  Missouri  to  the  Ameri- 
can Conference  on  International  Arbitration,  held  at  Washington, 
D.  C,  and  took  part  in  its  debates,  earnestly  advocating  an  inter- 
national arbitration  treaty  with  England. 

He  delivered  addresses  on  various  subjects  of  professional  and 
public  interest,  including  the  annual  address  before  the  New  York 
State  Bar  Association  in  January,  1887,  on  "American  State 
Constitutions,"  afterwards  published  in  the  series  called  "Ques- 
tions of  the  Day  ; "  the  annual  address  before  the  American  Bar 
Association  the  same  year  on  "  General  Corporation  Laws  ;  "  in 
March,  1889,  an  address  before  the  Political  Science  Association 
of  the  University  of  Michigan  on  the  "Development  of  the  Con- 
stitution as  Influenced  by  Chief  Justice  Marshall,"  which,  with 


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other  lectures  by  well-known  lawyers,  was  published  in  a  volume 
entitled  "  Constitutional  Law  "  ;  and  at  the  Centennial  celebra- 
tion of  the  organization  of  the  Supreme  Court  of  the  United 
States,  in  New  York,  in  February,  1890,  an  address  on  "The 
Exercise  of  the  Powers  of  the  Court,"  a  historical  review  of  the 
principal  decisions  on  Constitutional  questions.  He  received  the 
degree  of  Doctor  of  Laws  from  Yale  College  in  1874. 

Since  the  establishment  of  the  Missouri  Botanical  Garden  at 
St.Louis  by  bequest  of  Mr.  Henry  Shaw,  in  1889,  he  had  been 
Vice-President  of  the  Board  of  Trustees. 

Mr.  Hitchcock  died  at  his  home  in  St.Louis,  after  an  illness 
of  several  weeks  from  heart  disease,  on  March  18,  1902,  in  his 
YSd  year. 

He  married,  on  March  5, 1857,  Mary,  eldest  daughter  of  George 
Collier,  a  prominent  merchant  of  St.Louis,  and  had  two  sons, 
graduates  of  Yale  respectively  in  1879  and  1890,  who,  with  their 
mother,  survive. 

1849 

Isaac  Eddy  Carey,  son  of  James  and  Elizabeth  (Eddy)  Carey, 
was  born  on  July  29,  1822,  at  Locke,  on  the  southern  border  of 
Cayuga  County,  N.  Y. 

The  year  following  graduation  he  was  Tutor  in  Beloit  College, 
and  then  entered  Auburn  Theological  Seminary,  completing  his 
course  in  1853.  He  united  with  the  church  in  Kiantone,near  the 
Pennsylvania  border  of  Chautauqua  County,  N.  Y.,  in  1836,  and 
was  licensed  to  preach  in  June,  1852.  He  preached  for  several 
months  in  1853-4  in  Springville,  a  village  in  Concord  township, 
Erie  County,  N.  Y.,  and  was  ordained  to  the  ministry  by  the 
Presbytery  of  Buffalo  in  January,  1854.  In  July  following  he 
became  pastor  of  the  Presbyterian  Church  in  Freeport,  111.,  and 
remained  there  until  his  removal  in  1857  to  Peoria,  111.  There 
he  founded  the  Fulton  Street  Church,  of  which  he  was  pastor  two 
years.  From  1860  to  1862  he  was  settled  over  the  First  Presby- 
terian Church,  in  Keokuk,  la.,  after  which  he  returned  to  his  for- 
mer charge  in  Freeport,  and  remained  seven  years,  continuing  to 
reside  in  Freeport  until  1873.  He  then  preached  for  two  years 
at  Waterloo,  la.,  and  eight  years  in  Huntsburg,  Geauga  County, 
O.  In  October,  1883,  he  became  pastor  of  the  Congregational 
Church,  in  Claridon,  in  the  same  county.  Closing  this  pastor- 
ate in  September,  1890,  he  resided  for  three  years  in  Chardon, 


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a  neighboring  town  and  the  county  seat,  without  charge,  and 
afterward  removed  to  Oberlin,  O. 

He  published  several  occasional  sermons,  and  wrote  for  the 
Christian  Union  a  series  of  articles  on  "  The  Curse  of  Christen- 
dom, or  Sectarianism  and  its  Evils." 

Mr.  Carey  died  at  Huntsburg,  his  former  parish,  after  an  illness 
of  ten  days  from  the  grip,  on  March  6,  1902.  He  was  79  years 
of  as:e.     The  burial  was  at  Oberlin. 

He  married,  on  January  1,  1851,  Eliza  Ann,  daughter  of 
Stephen  and  Ann  (Swift)  Wright,  of  Auburn,  N.  Y.  She  died  in 
1871,  and  in  1873  he  married  Lucy  Anna,  daughter  of  John  and 
Emily  (Newton)  Irwin,  of  Galesburg,  111.,  who  survives  him,  with 
a  daughter  and  twin  sons,  also  a  son  and  two  daughters  by  his 
first  marriage.  One  daughter  is  a  graduate  of  Lake  Erie  College, 
another  of  Oberlin  College,  and  the  other  is  an  undergraduate  in 
Oberlin. 

Franklin  Woodbury  Fisk,  son  of  Ebenezer  and  Hannah 
(Proctor)  Fisk,  was  born  on  February  16,  1820,  at  Hopkinton, 
N.  H.  His  middle  name  was  the  family  name  of  his  maternal 
grandmother.  He  was  the  youngest  but  one  of  seven  children, 
and  left  home  at  an  early  age,  working  for  a  time  in  a  factory  in 
Lowell,  Mass.,  and  while  preparing  for  college  alternately  study- 
ing at  Phillips  (Andover)  Academy  and  teaching  in  various 
places. 

He  graduated  as  valedictorian  of  his  class,  and  immediately 
entered  the  Yale  Divinity  School.  From  1851  to  1853  he  was 
also  Tutor  in  Yale  University.  Part  of  the  following  year  he 
spent  as  resident  licentiate  at  Andover  Seminary,  and  then 
traveled  in  Europe.  On  account  of  an  affection  of  the  eyes 
he  gave  up  the  idea  of  taking  a  pastorate,  declining  several  calls, 
and  accepted  the  professorship  of  Rhetoric  and  English  Litera- 
ture in  Beloit  College,  which  he  held  from  1854  to  1859.  In  Jan-, 
uary,  1857,  he  was  appointed  to  the  chair  of  Sacred  Rhetoric  in 
Chicago  Theological  Seminary,  but  was  not  inaugurated  until 
April  28,  1859,  when  he  was  also  ordained  to  the  ministry.  The 
active  work  of  this  professorship  he  retained  until  1900,  and  was 
thus  brought  into  close  personal  touch  with  a  very  large  number 
of  Congregational  ministers  now  active.  From  1887  he  was 
President  of  the  Faculty  of  the  Seminary,  and  his  service  as 
administrator  and  builder  was  of  the  highest  value.  He  was 
made  professor  emeritus  the  year  before  his  death. 


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As  a  preacher  he  was  highly  esteemed.  He  was  acting  pastor 
of  the  Union  Park  Congregational  Church  from  January,  1860, 
to  October,  1866,  and  served  the  First  Presbyterian  Church  for  a 
year,  also  the  Second  Presbyterian  Church  for  some  time. 

In  the  winter  of  1871-2  he  attended  lectures  at  the  University 
of  Berlin,  and  then  visited  Greece,  Arabia,  Egypt  and  Palestine. 
He  received  the  degree  of  Doctor  of  Divinity  from  Olivet  Col- 
lege in  1865  and  from  Yale  in  1886,  and  the  degree  of  Doctor  of 
Laws  from  Beloit  College  in  1888. 

His  "  Manual  of  Preaching,"  issued  in  1884,  contains  the  sub- 
stance of  his  lectures  for  many  years,  and  is  used  as  a  text-book 
in  several  institutions. 

Professor  Fisk  had  been  suffering  from  a  serious  stomach 
trouble  for  a  long  time,  and  spent  the  winter  before  his  decease 
in  California.  He  died  at  his  home  in  Chicago  on  July  4,  1901, 
at  the  age  of  81  years.  The  funeral  service  was  held  in  Fisk 
Hall,  one  of  the  Seminary  buildings  named  in  his  honor. 

He  married,  on  March  29,  1854,  Mrs.  Amelia  Allen  (Bowen) 
Austin,  of  Woodstock,  Conn.  She  died  in  1881,  leaving  two 
sons,  graduates  respectively  of  Beloit  College  in  1878  and  Yale 
in  1883,  and  a  daughter  who  married  Walter  May  Fitch,  M.D. 
(Rush  Medical  College  1885).  In  1886  Professor  Fisk  married 
Mrs.  S.  Jennette  Hitchcock,  widow  of  a  Chicago  physician,  who 
survives  him. 


Albert  Gallatin  Green,  son  of  John  and  Catharine  Huber 
(Bright)  Green,  was  born  at  Reading,  Pa.,  on  December  6,  1828. 

After  graduation  he  returned  to  Reading,  read  law  in  the  office 
of  Judge  David  B.  Gordon,  was  admitted  to  the  bar  on  Novem- 
ber 11,  1851,  and  acquired  an  extensive  and  lucrative  practice, 
which  he  continued  in  his  native  city  until  the  day  of  his  death.  He 
was  for  a  time  city  auditor  and  for  two  years  president  of  the  Board 
of  Education.  He  was  interested  in  many  matters  outside  of  his 
profession,  and  active  in  securing  legislation  concerning  fish  and 
game.  In  his  later  years  he  devoted  much  time  to  research  in 
local  history,  and  published  a  "  Historical  Sketch  of  the  Bright 
Family."  He  bad  been  president  of  the  Berks  County  Historical 
Society  since  its  reorganization  in  1898.  During  the  Civil  War 
he  served  in  the  State  Militia  in  the  "  Emergency  Campaign  "  of 
September,  1862. 


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For  some  years  past  he  had  suffered  from  pulmonary  trouble, 
but  died  suddenly  at  his  home  on  May  22,  1902,  at  the  age  of  73 
years. 

He  was  a  member  of  the  First  Universalist  church  (now  the 
Church  of  Our  Father),  of  which  his  father  was  one  of  the 
founders  and  for  many  years  superintendent  of  the  Sunday  school. 

He  married,  on  June  10,  1856,  Rebecca,  daughter  of  William 
P.  and  Elizabeth  (Miller)  Dickinson,  of  Reading,  Pa.,  who  sur- 
vives him  with  three  sons  and  four  daughters,  a  daughter  having 
died  in  early  childhood.  Two  sons  graduated  at  Yale  Univer- 
sity, respectively  in  1877  and  1885,  and  a  brother  in  1852. 

William  Huntting  Jessup,  eldest  son  of  Judge  William  Jes- 
sup,  LL.D.  (Yale  1815),  and  Amanda  (Harris)  Jessup,  of  Mont- 
rose, Pa.,  was  born  in  that  town  on  January  29,  1830,  and  joined 
his  class  at  the  beginning  of  Sophomore  year. 

After  graduation,  he  immediately  began  the  study  of  law  with 
his  father,  and  during  a  portion  of  the  next  two  years  was  also 
engaged  in  teaching.  In  November,  1851,  he  was  admitted  to 
the  bar,  and  at  once  to  partnership  with  his  father.  His  earnest- 
ness and  thoroughness  soon  made  him  one  of  the  most  successful 
lawyers  in  that  part  of  the  state.  In  1877  he  was  appointed  Pre- 
siding Judge  of  the  Thirty-fourth  District  of  Pennsylvania,  but 
retired  from  the  bench  in  January,  1879,  and  resumed  his  prac- 
tice, which  extended  throughout  the  state.  He  was  often  coun- 
sel in  cases  before  the  appellate  courts,  where  his  grasp  of  legal 
principles,  and  accurate  knowledge  of  common  and  statute  law 
and  decisions  made  him  a  powerful  advocate.  In  1889  he  removed 
to  Scranton,  and  was  at  first  in  partnership  with  Isaac  J.  Post 
(Yale  1860),  and  after  the  latter's  death  successively  with  Horace 
E.  Hand  and  his  son,  William  H.  Jessup,  Jr.  (both  Yale  1884), 
under  the  firm  name  of  Jessup  &  Jessup. 

Although  never  a  seeker  for  office,  he  was  ever  ready  to  serve 
his  neighborhood,  state,  or  country,  and  was  early  a  member  of 
the  Borough  Council,  Town  Clerk,  Treasurer  of  the  Corporation, 
and  President  of  the  School  Board,  of  Montrose.  From  1863  to 
1866  he  was  Assessor  of  Internal  Revenue  for  his  district.  He 
assisted  at  the  organization  of  the  Republican  party  in  his  native 
town,  and  in  every  campaign  his  speeches  were  most  effective.  He 
was  a  delegate  to  the  National  Republican  Conventions  of  1864, 
1868,  and  1884. 


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Upon  the  threatened  invasion  of  Pennsylvania  by  the  Confed- 
erate army  he  enlisted,  in  September,  1862,  as  a  private  in  the 
"  Rough  and  Ready  Guard,"  of  which  he  became  Captain  in 
June,  1863.  During  the  same  summer  he  was  Major  of  the  28th 
Infantry  Regiment  of  Pennsylvania  Volunteers,  and  from  1871 
to  1875  was  Major-General  of  the  Tenth  Division  of  the  National 
Guard  of  Pennsylvania. 

In  early  life  he  joined  the  Presbyterian  Church  in  Montrose, 
and  for  over  forty  years  was  an  elder,  and  for  more  than  twenty- 
five  years  superintendent  of  the  Sunday  School  of  the  same,  and 
just  previous  to  his  death  had  accepted  an  appointment  as  teacher 
of  a  Bible  class  in  the  First  Presbyterian  Church  in  Scranton. 
He  was  frequently  a  delegate  to  the  ecclesiastical  councils  of  his 
denomination,  and  was  interested  in  every  enterprise  of  the  church 
at  home  and  abroad. 

Judge  Jessup  died  suddenly  of  heart  disease  at  his  home  in 
Scranton,  after  a  day  of  active  work  in  his  law  office,  on  Jan- 
uary 16,  1902,  in  the  7 2d  year  of  his  age.  He  was  a  man  of 
intense  energy  and  untiring  industry. 

He  married,  on  October  5,  1853,  Sarah  Wilson,  daughter  of 
Nelson  Jay,  of  Belvidere,  N.  J.,  who  survives  him  with  four  of 
their  six  children, — a  son  (Yale  1884)  and  three  daughters. 
Two  brothers  (respectively  B.A.  1851  and  Hon.  M.A.  1863) 
have  for  many  years  been  missionaries  at  Beirut,  Syria. 

William  Brown  Lee  was  born  in  Madison,  Conn.,  on  August 
30,  1828,  and  was  the  son  of  Jonathan  Trumbull  and  Betsey 
Barnes  (Judd)  Lee. 

The  year  after  graduation  he  taught  in  Branford,  Conn.,  and 
then  entered  the  Seminary  at  East  Windsor  (now  Hartford), 
Conn.,  completing  his  studies  there  in  July,  1853. 

He  was  licensed  to  preach  by  the  Hartford  North  Association 
on  June  1,  1852.  On  August  9,  1853,  he  was  settled  over  the 
then  recently  organized  Center  (Congregational)  Church  in  Fair 
Haven,  in  the  town  of  New  Haven,  Conn.,  and  remained  there 
nearly  seven  years.  This  church  ceased  as  a  separate  organiza- 
tion soon  afterward.  From  Fair  Haven  he  was  called  to  the 
Genevan  Presbyterian  Church  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  of  which  he 
was  pastor  from  1860  to  1871.  In  1864  he  spent  six  months 
in  Europe.  From  1873  to  1875  he  was  pastor  of  the  First  Con- 
gregational Church  in  Portland,  Conn.,  where  he  continued  to 


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reside  until  1879,  when  he  accepted  a  call  to  the  Presbyterian 
Church  in  Yaphank,  Suffolk  County,  N.  Y.  Four  years  later  he 
went  to  the  Pacific  Coast,  and  was  settled  over  the  First  Presby- 
terian Church  in  Olympia,  Wash.  In  January,  1890,  he  resigned 
this  pastorate  and  went  to  Colorado  for  the  benefit  of  his  health. 
In  July,  1891,  he  took  up  his  residence  at  Mount  Tabor,  a  suburb 
of  Portland,  Or.,  and  engaged  in  evangelistic  work,  and  in  Sep- 
tember, 1901,  removed  with  his  wife  to  Spokane,  Wash.,  to  reside 
with  their  only  daughter. 

He  was  Moderator  of  the  Presbytery  of  Puget  Sound  in  1885, 
and  delegate  to  the  General  Assembly  of  the  Presbyterian  Church 
at  Saratoga,  N.  Y.,  in  1894.  He  was  actively  interested  in  the 
management  of  the  public  schools  during  most  of  his  residence 
in  Fair  Haven  and  Portland.  He  published  "  The  Coming  King- 
dom," "  The  Whole  Counsel  of  God,"  and  other  sermons,  and  con- 
tinually contributed  to  the  Presbyterian,  Advance,  Christian 
?7mow,  and  other  papers.  In  1888  the  University  of  Washing- 
ton conferred  upOn  him  the  honorary  degree  of  Doctor  of 
Divinity. 

He  died  after  a  long  illness  from  cerebral  embolism  at  the  home 
of  his  daughter  in  Spokane,  Wash.,  on  November  3,  1901,  at  the 
age  of  73  years. 

He  married,  on  June  7,  1854,  Elizabeth  Payson,  daughter  of 
Edward  and  Suviah  (Marston)  Howe,  of  Portland,  Me.  Of  their 
seven  sons  and  one  daughter  all  are  living  except  one  son.  Four 
of  the  sons  graduated  at  Williams  College,  and  three  of  these  are 
Presbyterian  pastors  in  Cincinnati,  Ohio,  the  fourth  being  Presi- 
dent of  Albany  (Or.)  College. 

Mark  Burnham  Moore,  son  of  Andrew  and  Kuth  (Burnham) 
Moore,  was  born  at  Bedford,  Hillsboro  County,  N.  H.,  on  July 
4,  1821.  During  his  college  course  his  home  was  at  Shelby, 
Orleans  County,  N.  Y. 

After  graduation  he  taught  for  two  years  in  Meriden,  Conn., 
and  spent  the  next  two  years  in  the  study  of  law  in  Lockport 
and  Buffalo,  N.  Y.  He  was  admitted  to  the  bar  on  April  27, 
1852,  and  from  July  of  that  year  until  the  following  May  was  in 
the  office  of  Haven  &  Smith  in  Buffalo.  For  nearly  fifty  years 
thereafter  and  until  his  death  he  practiced  his  profession  in  that 
city,  and  for  about  twenty-five  years  in  partnership  with  Hon. 
George  R.  Babcock. 


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Mr.  Moore  died  suddenly  on  May  27,  1902,  while  conversing 
with  a  friend  whom  he  chanced  to  meet  at  Ocean  Park,  in  the 
suburbs  of  Buffalo.  He  was  in  the  81st  year  of  his  age.  He  was 
for  some  years  vestryman  of  St.  Paul's  Church,  but  was  later  a 
member  of  Trinity  Church. 

He  married,  on  May  13,  1856,  Matilda  C,  daughter  of  Dr. 
Gardner  Barlow  (M.D.  Yale  1845),  of  Meriden,  Conn.,  who  sur- 
vives him.     They  had  no  children. 

1850 

Albert  Pierson  Condit,  second  of  three  sons  and  fourth  of 
the  seven  children  of  Stephen  and  Phebe  S.  (Pierson)  Condit, 
was  born  on  December  10,  1829,  in  Orange,  N.  J.  His  mother's 
grandfather  was  one  of  the  corporators  of  the  place  in  1 783. 

After  graduation  Mr.  Condit  studied  law  in  the  office  of  Mr. 
Van  Arsdale,  and  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  November,  1853. 
At  the  outbreak  of  the  Civil  War  he  was  intrusted  with  the 
practice  of  Hon.  William  Pennington  (Princeton  1813),  while  the 
latter  was  absent  in  Washington  as  Speaker  of  the  House  of  Rep- 
resentatives, and  afterward  practiced  his  profession  in  Newark 
until  his  retirement  in  1890.  He  was  at  one  time  County  Clerk, 
and  was  a  member  of  the  New  Jersey  State  Legislature  in  1866, 
1867,  and  1871,  in  the  last  year  being  elected  Speaker  of  the 
Assembly.  His  advice  on  business  matters  was  highly  valued, 
and  he  was  a  director  of  many  of  the  leading  financial  and  insur- 
ance corporations  of  Newark.  He  became  a  member  of  the  First 
Presbyterian  Church  of  Orange  soon  after  graduation. 

For  two  years  past  his  health  had  been  poor,  and  he  died  of  a 
complication  of  diseases,  at  his  home  in  West  Orange,  on  Decem- 
ber 14,  1901,  at  the  age  of  72  years.  He  was  unmarried.  Two 
brothers  graduated  from  Yale  in  1848  and  1856  respectively. 

John  Alpheus  Woodhull,  son  of  Richard  and  Frances 
(Greene)  Woodhull,  was  born  on  October  30,  1825,  at  Ronkon- 
koma,  Suffolk  County,  N.  Y. 

The  year  after  graduation  he  studied  at  Bangor  Theological 
Seminary,  then  at  Yale,  and  graduated  at  Auburn  Seminary  in 
1853.  He  was  licensed  by  the  Long  Island  Consociation  in 
January,  1852.  He  preached  first  at  Union  Center,  Broome 
County,  N.  Y.,  and  then  a  few  months  at  the  Presbyterian 
Church  in  Greenport,  Suffolk  County.     In  the  autumn  of  1855  he 


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took  charge  of  the  Congregational  Church  at  Wadham's  Mills, 
Essex  County,  N.  Y.,  where  he  was  ordained  pastor,  January  1, 
1856.  In  May,  1868,  he  closed  his  work  there,  and  went  to  New 
Village,  Suffolk  County  ;  thence  in  August,  1859,  to  Commack, 
where  he  remained  seven  years,  and  in  1866  to  Northfield,  where 
he  remained  three  years — also  in  his  native  county.  From  1869 
to  1872  he  was  at  New  Preston,  Conn.,  and  from  1872  to  October 
1,  1880,  at  Groton,  Conn.,  where  he  was  installed  on  December 
24,  1873,  over  the  church  of  which  his  classmate.  Rev.  Samuel 
Watson  Brown,  was  pastor  at  the  time  of  his  death  in  1866. 
For  the  next  live  years  he  was  again  in  Suffolk  County, 
N.  Y.,  this  time  at  Baiting  Hollow,  then  three  years  at 
Middlefield,  Mass.,  and  from  1889  to  1896  in  Plainfield, 
Mass.  At  the  close  of  his  work  in  Plainfield,  after  an  active  ser- 
vice in  the  ministry  of  over  forty  years,  he  retired,  and  afterward 
resided  in  Chicago.  He  united  with  the  Congregational  Church 
in  Mount  Sinai,  L.  I.,  in  1888.  In  1877  he  published  a  "Review 
of  the  Congregational  Church,  Groton,  Conn.,  with  Sketches  of 
its  Ministers,  from  1704-1876." 

Mr.  Woodhull  died  at  his  home  in  Chicago,  on  February  1, 
1902,  in  his  77th  year. 

He  married,  on  July  20,  1853,  Joanna,  daughter  of  Deacon 
Joel  Brown,  a  farmer  of  Rocky  Point,  in  the  town  of  Brook- 
haven,  L.  I.,  and  had  five  sons  and  three  daughters,  of  whom  one 
son  and  two  daughters  have  died.  Two  sons  graduated  at  Yale  in 
1880  and  1885  respectively,  a  brother  in  1862,  and  a  daughter  at 
Smith  College  in  3  888. 

1862 

Henky  Seymour  Sanford,  son  of  Hon.  David  Curtis  San- 
ford,  of  New  Milford,  Conn.,  Judge  of  the  Supreme  Court  of 
Connecticut,  and  Amelia  Selina  (Seymour)  Sanford,  was  born  on 
March  1,  1832,  in  Norwalk,  Conn.,  but  entered  college  from  New 
Milford,  Conn. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  with  his  father,  also  in  Wash- 
ington, D.  C,  with  his  uncle.  Chief  Justice  Origen  S.  Seymour 
(Yale  1824),  then  a  Representative  in  Congress,  and  in  the  Yale 
and  Harvard  Law  Schools.  He  was  admitted  to  the  bar  on  August 
16,  1854,  and  for  ten  years  practiced  his  profession  in  New 
Milford. 


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In  July,  1861,  he  received  a  severe  injury  of  the  spine,  which 
resulted  in  paralysis,  and  disabled  him  from  walking.  His  health 
was  at  length  fully  restored,  but  he  still  found  it  necessary  to  use 
a  wheeled  chair,  and  was  accustomed  to  make  his  arguments  while 
sitting.  In  1864  he  removed  to  Bridgeport,  and  soon  acquired  a 
large  practice.  Upon  his  retirement  in  1893  he  again  made  his 
home  in  New  Milford. 

While  temporarily  living  in  New  York,  he  wrote  to  the  New 
York  Times  a  widely  published  letter  which  led  to  the  formation 
of  the  Society  for  the  Prevention  of  Cruelty  to  Animals.  In  1871 
he  drew  up  the  scheme  of  the  New  Milford  Village  Improvement 
Society,  which  formed  the  model  of  many  similar  societies 
elsewhere. 

He  died  at  his  home  in  New  Milford,  on  November  2,  1901,  at 
the  age  of  69  years. 

He  married,  on  June  13,  1865,  Sophia  Claflin,  daughter  of 
Samuel  Daniels,  of  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  who  died  on  April  2,  1897. 
Two  sons,  the  younger  a  graduate  of  the  Yale  Law  School  in 
1895,  and  one  of  their  two. daughters,  survive. 

1853 

Henry  Harper  Babcock,  son  of  Sidney  and  Susan  (Thomp- 
son)  Babcock,  was  born  on  July  24,  1833,  in  New  Haven,  Conn. 

For  about  four  years  after  graduation  he  was  a  clerk  for  his 
father,  who  for  many  years  conducted  a  book  store  on  Chapel 
street.  New  Haven.  In  1857  he  engaged  in  business  in  New 
York,  but  in  1859  returned  to  New  Haven  and  was  for  twenty 
years  associated  with  his  father  in  the  Palladium  Building  on 
Orange  street.  After  the  retirement  of  his  father  in  1880,  he 
continued  the  business,  which  included  publishing  as  well  as 
bookselling.  In  1886  he  was  appointed  Deputy  Collector  of 
Customs  for  the  port  of  New  Haven,  and  from  1895  to  1899 
was  Collector  of  Customs.  After  his  retirement  from  this  office 
he  contracted  for  considerable  printing  for  parties  in  New  York. 

Mr.  Babcock  had  suffered  for  several  months  from  cancer  of  the 
stomach,  but  was  not  confined  to  his  house  until  a  week  before 
his  decease,  which  occurred  on  December  2,  1901.  He  was  6,8 
j^ears  of  age.  His  acquaintance  among  Yale  graduates  was  very 
large,  and  many  remember  his  very  frequent  services  to  them 
in  New  Haven.  He  was  never  married.  Two  sisters  survive 
him,  one  the  widow  of  Eli  Whitney  Blake,  M.D.  (Yale  1839). 


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Albert  Webb  Bishop,  son  of  Calvin  and  Emily  (Webb) 
Bishop,  was  born  on  January  8,  1832,  in  Alden,  Erie  County, 
N.  Y.,  but  joined  the  class  at  the  beginning  of  Sophomore  year 
from  Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 

The  year  after  graduation  he  was  principal  of  Cortland 
Academy,  Cortland,  N.  Y.  He  then  studied  law  two  years  in 
Buffalo,  was  for  a  time  connected  with  the  firm  of  Bowen  & 
Rogers,  and  afterward  practiced  by  himself  until  1860,  when  he 
removed  to  LaCrosse,  Wise.  From  there  he  enlisted  in  the  U.  S. 
Army  in  August,  1861,  as  Second  Lieutenant  of  Battery  A, 
First  Wisconsin  Light  Artillery^  and  was  afterward  Captain  of 
the  Second  Wisconsin  Cavalry  Volunteers.  He  was  then  Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel of  the  First  Arkansas  Cavalry  Volunteers,  Chief 
of  Cavalry  of  the  District  of  Southwestern  Missouri,  and  com- 
manded the  post  of  Fort  Smith,  Ark.  In  1864  he  was  appointed 
Adjutant- General  of  Arkansas,  and  in  order  to  devote  his  atten- 
tion fully  to  the  office,  resigned  from  the  Army  in  1865. 

Two  years  later  he  became  Register  in  Bankruptcy  for  the 
Second  District  of  Arkansas,  and  held  that  office  until  1873.  In 
1871  the  Arkansas  Industrial  Institute  at  Fayetteville  was  estab- 
lished by  the  Legislature,  and  General  Bishop  became  Treasurer 
and  one  of  its  trustees,  and  from  1873  to  1875  was  President. 
In  1875  he  was  again  appointed  Adjutant-General  of  the  State, 
and  the  next  year  was  the  Republican  candidate  for  Governor  of 
Arkansas.  During  most  of  his  residence  in  the  State  his  home 
was  in  Little  Rock,  where  beside  his  official  duties  he  carried  on 
his  law  practice.  In  1879  he  returned  to  Buffalo  and  continued 
the  practice  of  his  profession.  He  was  a  public-spirited  man, 
and  was  one  of  the  founders  of  the  Young  Men's  Association, 
which  preceded  the  Public  Library.  He  was  the  author  of 
'*  Loyalty  on  the  Frontier." 

General  Bishop  died  suddenly  of  heart  disease  at  Buffalo,  on 
November  29,  1901,  in  his  70th  year. 

He  married  on  September  15,  1857,  Maria  L.,  daughter  of 
Henry  and  Hannah  (Hamlin)  Woodard  of  Cortland,  N.  Y.  She 
died  in  Buffalo  in  1860,  and  in  1871  General  Bishop  married 
Kate  Compton,  of  Little  Rock,  Ark.  A  daughter  by  the  first 
marriage  survives  him. 

William  Miller  Hudson,  son  of  William  and  Anna  (Miller) 
Hudson,   was  born  on  March  14,  1833,  in  Hartford,  Conn.     He 


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was  one  of  the  first  students  to  complete  the  course  in  the  Hart- 
ford High  School. 

Two  years  after  graduation  at  Yale  he  received  the  degree  of 
Doctor  of  Medicine  from  Jefferson  Medical  College,  Philadel- 
phia, after  which  he  devoted  two  years  to  medical  study  in 
Paris,  taking  special  courses  in  surgery  under  Professors 
N61aton  and  Trousseau,  and  was  afterward  for  a  time  in  St. 
Bartholomew's  Hospital  in  London.  He  then  began  practice  in 
New  York  City,  and  was  for  some  time  connected  with  the 
Northern  Dispensary  there.  In  1862  he  was  Assistant  Surgeon 
in  the  United  States  Army.  Upon  the  expiration  of  this  ser- 
vice he  followed  his  family  to  Hartford,  which  was  afterward 
his  home,  and  in  which  he  practiced  until  1869.  In -that  year  bi 
was  appointed  State  Fish  Commissioner  and  held  the  office  for 
twenty-five  years.  From  1881  to  1891  he  was  also  a  member  of 
the  Shell-Fish  Commission.  He  was  an  auditor  of  the  New 
York,  New  Haven  &  Hartford  Railroad,  representing  particu- 
larly the  stockholders,  Vice-President  of  the  American  School 
for  the  Deaf  at  Hartford,  and  a  member  of  the  city,  county 
and  state  medical  societies,  and  of  the  Connecticut  Historical 
Society.  From  1867  to  1871  he  served  his  city  in  the  common 
council,  being  president  for  one  term,  and  in  1872-3  was  a  mem- 
ber of  the  board  of  aldermen. 

He  died,  of  appendicitis,  at  his  home,  after  an  illness  of  only  a 
few  days  following  his  return  from  the  Bicentennial  celebration, 
October  30,  1901,  at  the  age  of  68  years.  He  was  admitted  to 
membership  in  the  Center  Church,  Hartford,  in  1849,  and  for  a 
large  part  of  the  time  since  1875  had  been  a  member  of  its  pru- 
dential committee. 

Dr.  Hudson  married,  on  May  4,  1858,  Ellen  Hieskell,  daughter 
of  Timothy  Matlack  and  Elizabeth  (Hieskell)  Bryan  of  Phila- 
delphia, who  survives  him  with  two  daughters  and  a  son.  Two 
daughters  died  in  infancy. 

Kinsley  Twining,  son  of  Alexander  Catlin  Twining  (Yale 
1820)  and  Harriet  Amelia  (Kinsley)  Twining,  and  grandson  of 
Stephen  Twining  (Yale  1795),  was  born  on  July  18,  1832,  at 
West  Point,  N.  Y.  He  entered  college  from  Middlebury,  Vt., 
where  his  father  had  been  for  a  number  of  years  Professor  of 
Mathematics  and  Natural  Philosophy,  but  in  1852  the  family 
removed  to  New  Haven. 


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After  graduation  he  studied  theology  in  the  Yale  Divinity 
School,  was  licensed  by  the  New  Haven  Central  Association  in 
1856,  was  a  resident  licentiate  at  Andover  Seminary  in  1858,  and 
on  August  26  of  that  year  was  ordained  and  installed  pastor  of 
the  Congregational  Church  in  Hinsdale,  Mass.  On  account  of 
the  illness  of  his  wife,  which  soon  proved  fatal,  he  resigned  this 
charge  and  went  to  California  in  1864.  He  preached  in  the 
First  Congregational  Church,  San  Francisco,  in  1864-5,  after 
which  he  traveled  to  restore  his  own  impaired  health.  Returning 
East,  he  was  settled  on  September  1 2,  1867,  over  the  First  Congre- 
gational Church,  Cambridgeport,  Mass.  This  charge  he  resigned 
in  the  spring  of  1872  to  accept  the  call  of  the  Union  Church, 
Providence,  R.  I.,  which  was  then  just  completing  its  new  house 
of  worship.  In  November,  1875,  he  closed  this  pastorate,  and 
spent  several  years  in  travel  and  residence  in  Europe. 

In  September,  1880,  he  became  literary  editor  of  the  New 
York  Independent^  and  continued  in  this  congenial  relation  until, 
in  1899,  he  joined  the  staff  of  The  Evangelist  in  a  similar 
capacity.  The  high  standard  and  evident  sincerity  and  impar- 
tiality of  his  critical  work  made  it  more  than  usually  valued. 

While  in  Providence  he  compiled  '*  Hymns  and  Tunes,"  which 
was  an  acceptable  aid  in  promoting  congregational  singing,  and 
he  contributed  to  literary  and  scientific  journals  various  essays 
and  papers,  the  authorship  of  which  was  disclosed  to  few.  In 
the  study  of  Shakespeare  he  took  especial  delight.  Having  suc- 
ceeded Mr.  Train  as  Class  Secretary  in  1888,  he  issued  a  "Sup- 
plementary History"  in  1893,  and  a  second  one  in  1899. 

His  friendships  were  many  and  lasting,  and  his  kindness  to 
younger  men  will  be  long  remembered.  During  the  last  twenty- 
one  years  of  his  life  his  home  was  in  Morristown,  N.  J.,  where 
his  interest  was  active  in  every  good  cause.  In  church  work  he 
was  an  efficient  helper,  and  his  occasional  sermons  were  highly 
appreciated  for  deep  spirituality,  breadth  of  knowledge,  and 
literary  excellence. 

He  received  the  degree  of  D.D.  from  Yale  in  1884,  and  of 
L.H.D.  from  Hamilton  College  in  1893.  Twin  brothers  grad- 
uated at  Yale  (respectively  B.A.  and  Ph.B.,  1859),  his  father's 
brother  received  the  degree  of  Bachelor  of  Arts  in  1825,  while 
one  of  his  father's  sisters  married  Rev.  Seagrove  W.  Magill,  D.D. 
(Yale  1831),  and  another  became  the  wife  of  Prof.  James  Hadley, 
LL.D.  (Yale  1842),  the  father  of  President  Hadley. 


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Dr.  Twining  attended  the  Bicentennial  celebration,  but  while 
in  New  Haven  was  suddenly  taken  ill,  and  died  at  the  home  of 
his  sisters,  on  November  4,  1901,  at  the  age  of  69  years. 

He  married,  on  June  3,  1861,  Miss  Mary  R.  Plunkett,  of  Hins- 
dale, Mass.,  who  died  at  San  Jose,  Cal.,  on  July  16,  1864,  leaving 
no  children.  On  August  25,  1870,  he  married  Mary  Ellen, 
daughter  of  Amos  Delos  Gridley,  D.D.  (Hamilton  1839),  of  Clin- 
ton, N.  Y.,  a  trustee  of  Hamilton  College.  Mrs.  Twining  survives 
him  with  two  daughters  and  a  son,  his  daughters  having  grad- 
uated at  Smith  College  respectively  in  the  classes  of  1893  and 
1898.  and  his  son  and  namesake  at  Yale  in  the  class  of  1901. 


1854 

Henry  Baldwin,  son  of  Life  and  Susannah  Davenport  (Dud- 
ley) Baldwin,  was  born  on  January  7,  1834,  at  Brighton,  Mass. 
(now  within  the  limits  of  Boston),  where  his  father  was  for  many 
years  President  of  the  National  Market  Bank. 

After  graduation  he  taught  school  for  six  months  in  his  native 
town,  and  then  began  his  legal  studies  in  the  office  of  Bacon  & 
Aldrich,  at  Worcester,  Mass.,  continuing  them  in  the  Harvard 
Law  School  and  during  a  winter  spent  in  Savannah,  Ga.  He 
was  admitted  to  the  Suffolk  County  Bar  in  March,  1858,  and  a 
few  years  later  to  practice  in  the  United  States  Courts.  In  1862 
he  was  a  member  of  the  Massachusetts  House  of  Representatives. 
In  1874  he  was  appointed  by  the  Governor,  Presiding  Judge  of 
the  Municipal  Court  of  the  Brighton  District  of  the  city  of  Bos- 
ton, and  held  this  office  until  his  death.  For  many  years  he  was 
counsel  for  the  Home  Savings  Bank,  Boston,  and  for  other  cor- 
porations. His  home  was  in  that  section  of  Boston  known  as 
Allston,  and  in  1887  he  was  one  of  the  eleven  founders  of  the 
Allston  Congregational  Church,  which  has  had  marked  prosper- 
ity. He  was  warmly  interested  in  the  Yale  Alumni  Association 
of  Boston,  and  w^as  its  presiding  officer  in  1883  and  in  1900. 

Judge  Baldwin  died  of  apoplexy  at  his  home  in  Allston,  on 
January  22,  1902,  at  the  age  of  68  years. 

He  married,  on  November  27,  1861,  Harriet  A.,  daughter  of 
John  Warren  and  Judith  B.  (Ward)  Ilollis  of  Allston,  and  had  a 
son  and  daughter,  who,  with  their  mother,  are  living.  The  son 
was  a  member  of  the  class  of  1885,  but  left  college  on  account  of 
ill  health  in  the  latter  part  of  Junior  year. 


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Charles  Analdo  Dupee,  son  of  Jacob  and  Lydia  A.  (Weth- 
erbee)  Dupee,  and  descended  on  his  father's  side  from  Jean 
Dupuis,  a  Huguenot  who  came  to  Boston  about  1663,  was  born 
on  May  22,  1831,  in  West  Brooktield,  Mass. 

Soon  after  graduation  he  went  to  Chicago,  III.,  and  for  six 
months  had  charge  of  the  Edwards  Academy,  a  private  school  in 
that  city.  In  November,  1855,  he  was  appointed  principal  of  the 
Franklin  (Public)  School.  Upon  the  completion  of  the  Chicago 
High  School  a  yearjater  he  was  chosen  its  first  principal.  After 
examining  the  systems  in  several  of  the  leading  cities,  he  organ- 
ized the  Chicago  school  upon  a  plan  and  with  a  course  of  study 
which,  with  slight  modifications,  have  since  been  retained.  He 
continued  in  charge  of  the  school  four  years,  and  for  a  consider- 
able part  of  this  time  also  edited  the  Illiiiois  Teacher.  In  July, 
1860,  he  resigned  in  order  to  devote  himself  to  the  practice  of 
law,  studied  during  a  part  of  the  next  year  in  the  Harvard  Law 
School,  then  in  the  office  of  Gallup  &  Hitchcock  in  Chicago,  and 
in  September,  1861,  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  Chicago.  After 
about  a  year  he  formed  a  partnership  with  Jacob  A.  Cram,  Esq., 
under  the  name  of  Dupee  &  Cram,  which  was  dissolved  in  1864. 
He  then  entered  the  firm  of  Hitchcock,  Dupee  &  Evarts,  which 
continued  until  the  retirement  of  Mr.  Evarts  in  1872,  when  the 
firm  became  Hitchcock  &  Dupee.  In  1876  the  firm  of  Hitchcock, 
Dupee  &  Judah  was  organized,  and  after  the  death  of  Mr.  Hitch- 
cock in  1882,  the  firm  of  Dupee,  Judah,  Willard  &  Wolf  origi- 
nated, of  which  Mr.  Dupee  was  the  senior  member.  His  services 
were  frequently  retained  by  railroad,  banking  and  insurance  cor- 
porations. 

Mr.  Dupee  died  at  home,  after  an  illness  of  four  years  from  a 
chronic  throat  affection,  on  March  26,  1902,  in  his  7l8t  year. 

He  married,  on  December  29,  1863,  Jennie,  daughter  of  Henry 
G.  Wells,  one  of  the  pioneer  merchants  of  Chicago,  and  Harriet 
(Dorsey)  Wells.  Mrs.  Dupee  died  in  1881,  leaving  three  sons, 
two  of  whom  are  now  living  (Yale  1889  and  1890),  and  one 
daughter.  In  1883  Mr.  Dupee  married  Bessie,  daughter  of  John 
and  Helen  Nash,  by  whom  he  had  four  daughters  and  a  son  who 
bears  his  father's  name. 

1855 

Hiram  Lowell  Howard,  son  of  Thompson  and  Irene  (Sumner) 
Howard,  was  born  on  November  3,  1827,  at  Ware,  Mass.,  but 
entered  college  from  the  adjoining  town  of  Enfield. 


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After  graduation  he  took  the  full  course  in  Andover  Theologi- 
cal Seminary,  and  preached  for  the  Congregational  Church  in 
Pelham  until  April,  1860,  during  the  next  year  in  Ashfield,  and 
two  years  in  Burlington,  all  in  his  native  state. 

He  enlisted  in  the  59th  Massachusetts  Volunteers  on  April  3, 
1864;  was  ordained  to  the  ministry  on  the  10th  of  that  month  ; 
was  elected  chaplain  of  the  regiment,  and  went  to  the  front  on 
the  26th.  He  was  in  the  battles  of  the  Wilderness,  Spottsylvania, 
Cold  Harbor,  and  others,  until  his  resignation  on  February  11, 
1865. 

For  a  few  months  in  1865-6  he  supplied  the  Presbyterian 
Church  in  Odessa,  New  Castle  County,  Del.,  and  in  1867-8  was 
assistant  pastor  of  the  Church  of  the  New  Testament  in  Phila- 
delphia. He  was  then  acting  pastor  successively  of  churches  in 
Ohio,  at  Cambridge  and  Ruggles  (1869);  in  Illinois,  at  Atkinson 
(1870-72),  Aledo  (1873),  Lisbon  (1874-77);  in  Kansas,  at  Fair- 
view  (1878)  and  Centralia  (1879-80)  ;  and  at  Leroy,  Mich.  He 
was  without  charge  in  Hiawatha,  Kans.,  for  a  time  from  1881,  and 
afterward  in  Boston.  He  was  preaching  at  Chester  Center,  Mass., 
in  1889,  and  was  at  Springfield,  Mass.,  in  1891.  About  this  time 
his  health  was  completely  broken  down  by  an  attack  of  the  grip, 
from  which  he  never  fully  recovered.  In  1892  he  v^as  at  the 
Soldiers'  Home,  in  Chelsea,  Mass.,  and  during  the  last  five  or  six 
years  of  his  life  at  the  Massachusetts  State  Hospital,  Worcester, 
Mass. 

Mr.  Howard  died  of  pneumonia  at  Worcester,  Mass.,  on  July 
25,  1901,  in  his  74th  year. 

He  married,  on  April  8,  1861,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Samuel  and 
Vesta  (Beals)  Snell,  of  Cummington,  Mass.  She  died  in  1863, 
leaving  a  son,  who  survives  his  father.  Mr.  Howard  married, 
in  1869,  Miss  Ethel  Steele,  of  Cambridge,  O.,  from  whom  he 
was  afterward  divorced. 

Robert  Charles  Shoemaker,  son  of  Honorable  Charles  Deni- 
son  Shoemaker  (Yale  1824)  by  his  second  wife,  Mrs.  Stella 
(Mercer)  Sprigg  Shoemaker,  and  younger  brother  of  Austin 
Denison  Shoemaker  (Lafayette  1845  ;  M.D.  Yale  1849),  was  born 
on  April  4,  1836,  at  Forty  Fort,  near  Wilkes-Barre,  Pa.,  and 
entered  college  in  December  of  Freshman  year. 

The  year  following  graduation  he  was  an  instructor  in  Luzerne 
Academy  at  Troy,  Luzerne  County,  Pa.,  and  then  for  nearly 


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three  years  a  student  in  his  native  place.     He  was  admitted  to 
the  bar  in  1859,  and  thereafter  practiced  his  profession  in  Wilkes- 
Barre,  continuing  to  reside  at  Forty  Fort.     He   was  active  in, 
building  up  the  Stella  Presbyterian  Church  at  Maltby,  named  in 
memory  of  his  mother,  and  was  an  elder  in  the  church. 

Mr.  Shoemaker  died  suddenly  of  heart  failure  at  his  home  at 
Forty  Fort,  on  February  16,  1902,  in  his  66th  year. 

He  married,  at  Lexington,  Va.,  on  November  22,  1876,  Mrs. 
Helen  Lea  Lonsdale,  of  New  Orleans,  La.,  daughter  of  Judge 
James  N.  Lea  of  the  Supreme  Court  of  Louisiana.  Her  death 
occurred  in  1897.     Two  daughters  survive. 

1856 

Levi  Leonard  Paine,  son  of  Levi  and  Clementine  (Leonard) 
Paine,  was  born  at  East  Randolph,  now  Holbrook,  Norfolk 
County,  Mass.,  on  October  10,  1832. 

After  graduation  he  was  in  charge  of  the  classical  instruction 
in  the  Norwalk  (Conn.)  High  School  a  year,  teacher  of  Greek  in 
Gen.  William  H.  Russell's  Collegiate  and  Commercial  Institute 
in  New  Haven  two  years,  and  a  student  in  the  Yale  Law  School 
the  next  year.  He  then  took  a  course  in  the  Yale  Divinity 
School,  and  from  1859  to  1861  was  also  tutor  in  Greek  in  Yale 
College. 

He  was  ordained  pastor  of  the  Congregational  Church  in 
Farmington,  Conn.,  on  October  9,  1861,  where  he  remained  eight 
and  a  half  years.  Besides  his  parish  work,  he  had  about  twenty- 
five  pupils  under  instruction  in  the  classics.  Soon  after  leaving 
Farmington,  in  1870,  he  was  chosen  Professor  of  Ecclesiastical 
History  in  Bangor  Theological  Seminary,  where  for  thirty-two 
years  he  devoted  himself  with  unusual  success  to  his  chosen 
work.  He  had  rare  ability  in  imparting  knowledge  and  in 
stimulating  his  students  to  the  best  that  was  in  them.  He  was 
also  Dean  of  the  Faculty. 

As  a  result  of  long  study  and  exhaustive  research  he  completed 
in  1900  "A  Critical  History  of  the  Evolution  of  Trinitarianism, 
and  its  Outcome  in  the  New  Christology,"  and  in  1901  "The 
Ethnic  Trinities,  and  their  Relation  to  the  Christian  Trinity," 
two  unique  volumes  which  are  regarded  as  of  high  merit  and 
have  aroused  wide  interest.  He  left  a  third  book  about  half 
completed.  A  Fast-Day  sermon  on  the  "Political  Lessons  of 
the  Rebellion"  (1862),  and  a  sermon  in  memory  of  Rev.  Noah 


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Porter,  D.D.  (Yale  1803),  his  immediate  predecessor  in  the 
Farmington  pastorate,  have  also  been  published.  Besides  these, 
he  occasionally  contributed  to  current  periodicals.  He  received 
the  degree  of  Doctor  of  Divinity  from  Yale  University  in  1875. 
He  was  President  of  the  Maine  Missionary  Society  from  1888  to 
1894. 

In  ISSY  Professor  Paine  made  a  journey  through  Italy  in  com- 
pany with  his  classmate,  Justice  Henry  B.  Brown.  For  several 
months  before  his  decease  his  health  had  not  been  good,  but  his 
death  occurred  after  a  serious  illness  of  only  a  week,  from  pneu- 
monia, at  his  home  in  Bangor,  on  May  10,  1902.  He  was  in  his 
70th  year. 

He  married,  on  July  29,  1861,  Jennette,  daughter  of  George 
and  Julia  (Morehouse)  Holmes,  of  Norwalk,  Conn.,  and  had 
three  sons  and  four  daughters,  of  whom  two  daughters  died  in 
early  childhood.  The  eldest  son  graduated  in  1886  from  Stevens 
Institute  of  Technology,  the  second  in  1888  from  Yale  University, 
where  the  youngest  is  also  an  undergraduate  student. 

1857 

William  Cullen  Case,  son  of  Dr.  Jairus  and  Mary  Theresa 
(Higley)  Case,  was  born  on  February  17,  1836,  in  Granby,  Conn. 

After  graduation  he  taught  part  of  a  year  in  Harwinton,  Conn., 
then  spent  a  few  months  in  Minnesota,  and.  in  the  fall  of  1858 
entered  the  law  office  of  Rockwell  &  Colt  in  Pittsfield,  Mass. 
After  a  year  there  he  returned  to  New  Haven,  spent  several 
months  in  the  Yale  Law  School,  was  admitted  to  the  bar  on 
March  1,  1860,  and  the  following  winter  settled  in  Tariff ville. 
Conn.  He  returned  to  Granby  in  1877,  and  resided  there  until 
his  death. 

In  1874  he  formed  a  partnership  with  Hon.  Samuel  A.  York 
(Yale  1863)  in  New  Haven,  under  the  name  of  Case  &  York,  but 
after  the  election  of  Mr.  York  as  Judge  of  Probate,  he  became  a 
partner  with  Hon.  Lucius  P.  Deming  (LL.B.  Yale  1877),  and 
later  in  the  firm  of  Case,  Ely  &  Webb,  with  which  he  continued 
his  connectign  during  his  life.  Since  1889  his  practice  had  been 
largely  in  Hartford,  where  he  was  also  the  senior  member  in  the 
firm  of  Case,  Bryant  &  Case  until  its  dissolution  in  1897.  Mr. 
Case  was  widely  known  as  a  successful  pleader  in  criminal  trials. 
He  also  achieved  distinction  in  civil  suits,  in  one  of  the  most 
important  of  which  he  was  one  of  the  counsel  for  the  Republican 


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party  in  the  quo  loarranto  proceedings  growing  out  of  the  con- 
test for  the  Governorship  of  1891-93.  He  was  counsel  for  the 
New  Haven  &  Northampton  Railroad  and  the  East  Hartford 
Bridge  Company,  now  under  new  corporate  names. 

In  his  earlier  years  he  twice  represented  the  Democratic  party 
of  Simsbury  in  the  House  of  Representatives,  but  in  1872  he 
became  a  Republican,  and  in  that  year  and  the  two  following 
years  represented  the  latter  party  from  Simsbury,  and  in  1881 
from  Granby.  In  that  year  he  was  chosen  Speaker.  In  1884 
he  was  again  elected  from  Granby,  and  was  the  leader  of  the 
House  during  that  session  through  his  chairmanship  of  the 
judiciary  committee.  At  the  Republican  State  Convention  of 
the  same  year  he  made  a  masterly  speech,  which  secured  the 
nomination  of  Hon.  Henry  B.  Harrison  (Yale  1846)  for  Governor. 
In  1876  he  was  nominated  for  State  Senator  and,  although  not 
elected,  greatly  diminished  the  customary  large  Democratic 
majority  of  his  district. 

Mr.  Case  had  a  great  capacity  for  hard  and  continuous  work, 
but  for  the  last  year  or  two  of  his  life  had  been  in  poor  health. 
He  died  of  rheumatism,  complicated  with  other  troubles,  at  his 
winter  home  in  Hartford,  on  December  23,  1901,  in  his  66th  year. 

He  married,  on  May  15,  1862,  Margaret,  daughter  of  James 
and  Jean  (Adam)  Turnbull,  of  Tariffville,  who  survives  him  with 
two  sons,  one  of  them  a  graduate  of  Yale  in  1885. 

Douglas  French  Forrest,  son  of  Commodore  French  Forrest, 
afterwards  Admiral  in  the  Confederate  Navy,  and  Emily  Douglas 
(Simms)  Forrest,  was  born  in  Baltimore,  Md.,  on  August  17,  1837. 
He  was  fitted  for  college  at  Mr.  Abbott's  school  in  Georgetown, 
D.  C,  and  joined  the  class  at  the  beginning  of  Sophomore  year 
from  Alexandria,  Va. 

After  graduation  he  was  engaged  in  studying  law  at  home, 
and,  during  1859-60,  at  the  University  of  Virginia,  and  had  just 
begun  the  practice  of  law  when  he  entered  the  Confederate  ser- 
vice, at  the  beginning  of  the  Civil  War.  He  took  part  in  the 
first  battle  of  Bull  Run,  as  Second  Lieutenant,  Company  H,. 
Seventeenth  Virginia  Regiment ;  was  on  the  Merrimac  in  her 
combat  with  the  Congress  and  Cumberland,  being  assigned  to 
duty  there  by  Buchanan  as  his  "Aid  and  Secretary  for  the  fight"  ; 
and  again  in  the  army  on  Major-General  Trimble's  staff  in  Gen- 
eral Longstreet's  corps.     He  was  then  appointed  Assistant  Pay- 


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master  in  the  navy,  and,  on  May  27,  1863,  sailed  in  the  blockade- 
runner  Margaret  and  Jessie,  as  bearer  of  dispatches  abroad,  and 
after  various  escapes  from  United  States  cruisers  and  from 
storms  reached  Calais,  France,  where  he  expected  to  join  his  ship, 
the  Rappahannock ;  but  he  was  detained  by  the  French  govern- 
ment, and  only  after  an  absence  of  two  years  succeeded  in 
returning  to  America,  reaching  Galveston,  Texas,  in  the  spring  of 
1865.  He  was  then  on  the  staff  of  Major-General  J.  A.  Walker 
in  the  Trans-Mississippi  Army  until  it  was  disbanded.  After  a 
severe  attack  of  fever  in  San  Antonio,  he  made  his  way  to  Rich- 
mond, Va.  His  own  account  of  the  Fight  of  the  Merrimac  was 
published  in  the  Monroe  Watchman^  of  Union,  W.  Va.,  on  Octo- 
ber 3,  1901. 

Early  in  1866  he  opened  a  law  office  in  Baltimore  in  partner- 
ship with  Joseph  Packard,  Jr.  He  was  also  active  in  religious 
work,  and  was  ordained  there  as  Deacon  by  Bishop  Whittingham. 
After  practicing  a  few  years,  while  on  a  tour  in  the  Holy  Land, 
he  decided  to  give  up  the  law  and  to  enter  the  ministry.  Upon 
his  return  he  studied  in  the  Theological  Seminary  of  Virginia, 
near  Alexandria,  in  1872,  and  was  ordained  Priest  in  1873,  by 
Bishop  Johns  of  Virginia.  He  was  successively  Rector  of  St. 
John's  Church,  Howard  County,  Md.;  Trinity  Church,  Washing- 
ton, D.  C;  Calvary  Church,  Clifton,  near  Cincinnati,  Ohio  ; 
Christ  Church,  Clarksburg,  W.  Va.,  and  Christ  Church,  Coronado 
Beach,  Cal.  He  then  returned  to  Washington  in  failing  health. 
For  several  years  past  he  had  spent  the  winters  in  Florida,  taking 
temporary  parish  work  while  there. 

On  his  return  from  Florida  he  died  suddenly  of  heart  failure, 
at  Ashland,  Va.,  on  May  3,  1902,  in  the  65th  year  of  his  age,  and 
was  buried  in  the  Congressional  cemetery  at  Washington.  He 
received  the  degree  of  Doctor  of  Divinity  from  William  and 
Mary  College  in  1879.  He  was  well  known  as  a  genealogist  and 
left  unpublished  a  valuable  genealogical  work. 

He  married,  on  January  9,  1873,  Sallie  Winston,  daughter  of 
William  and  Sarah  (Sherrard)  Rutherfoord,  of  Richmond,  Va., 
.who  survives  him.     They  had  no  children. 

Edward  William  Hitchcock,  son  of  Noah  and  Lucy  (Hub- 
bard) Hitchcock,  was  born  on  May  1,  1833,  at  Homer,  Cortland 
County,  N.  Y. 

After  graduation  he  took  the  theological  course  in  Auburn 
Seminary,  and  was  licensed  by  the  Presbytery  of  Cortland  in 


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May,  1857.  Having  accepted  a  call  to  the  Reformed  (Dutch) 
Church  of  Tompkinsville,  Staten  Island,  N.  Y.,  he  was  ordained 
by  the  Classis  of  New  York  in  1860.  After  nearly  six  years  of 
service  there  he  was  installed  pastor  of  the  Fourteenth  Street 
Presbyterian  Church,  New  York  City,  on  April  6,  1866,  where 
he  also  remained  six  years.  From  18*72  to  1883  he  was  in  charge 
of  the  American  Chapel  in  Paris,  France.  While  abroad  he 
traveled  extensively  in  Europe,  Egypt  and  Asia  Minor.  After 
his  return  from  France  he  acted  as  an  evangelist,  and  lectured 
on  evangelization  in  France.  In  1879  he  received  the  honorary 
degree  of  Doctor  of  Divinity  from  Hamilton  College. 

He  had  been  in  poor  health  for  a  year  past,  and  died  on  Sep- 
tember 17,  1901,  in  Saratoga,  N.  Y.,  whither  he  had  gone  ten 
days  before  from  his  summer  home  at  Homer.  He  was  68  years 
of  age. 

Dr.  Hitchcock  married,  August  8,  1860,  Eva,  daughter  of  Isaac 
Hawley,  of  Homer.  She  died  in  1866,  and  in  1882  he  married 
Josephine  Cattell,  daughter  of  Joseph  and  Hetty  (Cattell) 
Fithian,  who  died  August  15,  1900.     Three  sons  survive  them. 

Samuel  Scoville,  second  son  of  Jacob  Scoville,  a  farmer  and 
at  one  time  Representative  in  the  Connecticut  Legislature,  and 
Martha  (IngersoU)  Scoville,  was  born  on  December  21,  1834, 
in  West  Cornwall,  Conn.,  where  he  was  in  part  prepared  for 
college  at  the  school  of  Theodore  S.  Gold  (Yale  1838).  While 
in  college  he  was  President  of  the  Linonian  Society  and  Captain 
of  the  University  crew. 

After  graduation  he  spent  a  few  months  at  home,  and  was  then 
at  Auburn  Theological  Seminary  from  the  beginning  of  February 
to  the  end  of  Junior  year.  The  next  year  he  was  at  Andover, 
after  which  he  immediately  went  abroad,  spending  a  year  in 
Italy,  Germany  and  England.  On  his  return  he  completed  his 
theological  studies  in  Union  Seminary.  In  August,  1861,  he 
became  pastor  of  the  Congregational  Church,  in  Norwich,  N.  Y., 
being  ordained  on  September  17  of  that  year.  The  church 
edifice  was  soon  doubled  in  size,  and  his  ministry  there  of 
eighteen  years  left  a  distinct  mark  upon  the  community.  In 
1879  he  accepted  a  call  to  the  Congregational  Church  in  Stam- 
ford, Conn.,  of  which  he  was  pastor  twenty  years.  After  a  ser- 
vice of  a  year  in  Vineland,  N.  J.,  in  September,  1901,  he  was 
appointed  assistant  pastor  of  Plymouth  Church,  Brooklyn,  N.  Y., 


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but  five  months  later  his  health  failed,  and  he  died  of  heart 
disease  at  the  Presbyterian  Hospital,  Philadelphia,  on  April 
15,  1902.  He  was  67  years  of  age.  His  deep  and  tender 
sympathy,  especially  for  those  in  trouble,  won  the  affection  of 
all  classes  in  the  community  wherever  he  dwelt. 

He  married,  on  September  25, 1861,  at  Peekskill,  N.  Y.,  Harriet 
Eliza,  daughter  of  Rev.  Henry  Ward  Beecher,  and  had  two  sons, 
graduates  of  Yale  respectively  in  1893  and  1895,  and  two  daugh- 
ters, one  of  whom  graduated  at  Wellesley  College  in  1882.  They 
all,  with  their  mother,  survive. 

With  William  C.  Beecher  he  wrote  a  full  biography  of  Henry 
Ward  Beecher,  which  appeared  in  1888. 

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George  Pierce  Andrews,  son  of  Solomon  and  Sybil  Anna 
(Farnsworth)  Andrews,  was  born  at  Bridgton,  Me.,  on  Septem- 
ber 29,  1835.  His  residence  during  his  college  course  was  in 
New  Haven. 

For  a  few  months  after  graduation  he  studied-  law  in  the  oflSce 
of  Hon.  William  Fessenden,  then  United  States  Senator,  and 
later  Secretary  of  the  Treasury,  and  from  then  until  the  follow- 
ing June  was  engaged  in  teaching  in  Carroll  Parish,  La.  After 
that  he  continued  his  law  studies  in  New  York  in  the  office  of  H. 
P.  Fessenden,  Esq.,  a  relative  of  Senator  Fessenden,  and  was 
also  clerk  in  the  office  of  the  U.  S.  District  Attorney,  New  York. 
He  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  May,  1860.  In  April,  1861,  he 
was  appointed  Assistant  U.  S.  District  Attorney,  and  held  the 
ofi^ce  untilJuly  1,  1865,  when  he  resigned,  and  practiced  his  pro- 
fession until  December,  1872.  He  was  then  appointed  Assistant 
Counsel  to  the  Corporation,  and  ten  years  afterward  Counsel  to 
the  Corporation.  In  this  ofiice  he  was  very  successful  in  winning 
suits  for  the  city,  by  which  very  large  amounts  were  saved  to 
the  taxpayers. 

In  1883  he  was  elected  Judge  of  the  Supreme  Court  of  the 
State  of  New  York  for  a  term  of  fourteen  years.  At  the  expi- 
ration of  his  term  of  ofiice  he  failed  to  receive  a  renomination, 
but  the  next  year  was  renominated  and  reappointed  for  a  further 
term  of  fourteen  years  from  1898.  He  was  known  for  his  devo- 
tion to  his  work,  and  for  his  master}^  of  municipal  and  corpora- 
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Justice  Andrews  died  suddenly  of  pneumonia  at  his  home  in 
New  York,  on  May  24,  1902,  in  the  GYth  j^ear  of  his  age. 

He  married  at  Belgrave  Chapel,  London,  England,  on  July  31,  - 
1889,   Mrs.   Catharine  M.    (Garrison)  Van    Auken,  daughter  of 
Cornelius  K.  Garrison,  who  survives  him,  with  two  daughters  by 
her  former  marriage. 

Robert  Morris,  second  son  of  William  Lewis  and  Mary 
Elizabeth  (Babcock)  Morris,  was  born  in  New  York  City,  on 
August  22,  1838. 

The  two  years  following  graduation  he  spent  at  leisure  and  in 
travel  in  the  West,  and  in  October,  1860,  entered  Columbia  Law 
School,  but  the  following  April  he  enlisted  in  the  Seventh  New 
York  Regiment.  After  a  month  in  the  army  at  Washington  he 
resumed  his  law  studies,  and  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  Novem- 
ber, 1861,  but  then  returned  to  further  service  for  his  country. 
On  January  11,  1862,  he  was  commissioned  Second  Lieutenant, 
First  New  York  Infantry,  and  was  promoted  to  the  rank  of  First 
Lieutenant  in  July,  and  of  Captain  in  October.  For  nearly  six 
months  he  was  in  camp  at  Newport  News,  Va.,  and  was  exposed 
to  the  shells  from  the  Virginia  and  her  companion  war  vessels 
when  the  Congress  and  Cumberland  were  destroyed.  He  was 
afterwards  in  the  Army  of  the  Potomac,  and  in  the  battles  of 
Charles  City  Cross  Roads,  Oak  Grove,  Malvern  Hill,  Fredericks- 
burg and  Chancellorsville.  With  his  regiment  he  was  mustered 
out  of  service  on  May  25,  1863. 

Subsequently  he  was  in  the  law  office  of  Bowdoin,  Laroques  & 
Barlow,  in  New  York,  but  left  there  in  the  summer  of  1865. 
The  next  year  in  company  with  an  army  friend  he  purchased 
over  two  thousand  acres  of  land  in  Madison  County,  Miss.,  and 
planted  extensively  there  for  a  few  years,  but  in  1874  left  the 
State,  and  lived  several  years  in  Kansas  City,  Mo.  During  1880 
and  the  early  part  of  1881  he  was  in  Colorado,  New  Mexico,  and 
Arizona.  After  that  time  he  made  his  home  in  San  Francisco, 
Cal.,  where  he  had,  however,  no  active  employment,  but  spent 
much  of  his  time  in.  study. 

For  several  years  he  had  been  subject  to  severe  suffering  at 
times,  but  his  death  occurred,  on  November  15,  1901,  after  only 
a  day's  confinement  to  his  bed,  and  was  due  to  cancer  of  the  liver. 
He  was  63  years  of  age. 

He  married,  in  New  York  City,  on  December  14,  1864,  Mrs. 
Marv  E.  Cortlandt.  from  whom  he  was  afterwards  senarated. 


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William  Henry  Anderson,  second  son  of  Francis  D.  and 
Jane  (Davidson)  Anderson,  was  born  on  January  12,  1836,  at 
Londonderry,  N.  H.,  in  the  old  homestead  in  which  four  previous 
generations  of  his  family  had  lived. 

After  graduation  he  taught  in  private  families  in  Natchez, 
Miss.,  and  New  Orleans,  La.,  until  the  fall  of  1860,  when  he 
returned  North  and  entered  the  law  oflSce  of  Morse  &  Stevens,  in 
Lowell,  Mass.  He  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  December,  1862, 
and  formed  a  partnership  with  George  Stevens,  Esq.,  under  the 
name  of  Stevens  &  Anderson,  which  continued  until  1875,  after 
which  he  practiced  alone. 

He  was  a  member  of  the  school  committee  of  Lowell  for  several 
years,  member  of  the  Common  Council  in  1868  and  1869,  and  in 
the  latter  year  president  of  the  same,  director  of  the  Merchant's 
National  Bank  of  Lowell  since  1870,  and  a  member  of  the  Massa- 
chusetts House  of  Representatives  in  1871  and  1872. 

Mr.  Anderson  died  of  intestinal  stoppage,  after  an  illness  of 
two  weeks,  at  his  home  in  Lowell,  on  April  14,  1902,  at  the  age 
of  66  years. 

He  married,  on  October  1,  1868,  Mary  A.,  daughter  of  Joseph 
and  Elizabeth  (Welton)  Hine,  of  Springfield,  Mass.,  who  survives 
him  with  a  daughter. 

Truman  Augustus  Post,  son  of  Rev.  Truman  Marcellus  Post, 
D.D.  (Middlebury  1829)  and  Frances  Alsop  (Henshaw)  Post,  was 
born  on  December  10,  1837,  in  Jacksonville,  III,  where  his  father 
was  at  the  time  Professor  of  Languages  and  History  in  Illinois 
College.  The  son  was  for  a  time  a  student  there,  but  entered 
Yale  in  Sophomore  year  from  St.Louis,  Mo.,  where  his  father  had 
then  begun  his  long  and  honored  pastorate  of  the  First  Congre- 
gational Church. 

After  graduation  he  began  the  study  of  law  in  the  office  of 
Glover  &  Shepley,  and  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  1862.  At  the 
commencement  of  the  Civil  War  he  joined  the  St.Louis  Reserve 
Corps,  and  aided  in  the  capture  of  Camp  Jackson  and  in  various 
operations  about  St.Louis,  and  later  spent  several  weeks  at  Pitts- 
burg Landing  and  in  that  neighborhood,  reporting  his  observa- 
tions to  the  Missouri  Democrat.  He  also  wrote  for  the  New 
York  Tribune  of  the  siege  and  surrender  of  Vicksburg.  On  his 
return    to  St.Louis    he   was  commissioned   First   Lieutenant   of 


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Company  K,  40th  Missouri  Volunteers,  and  Judge  Advocate  of 
the  General  Court  Martial  for  the  Department  of  Missouri,  and 
held  this  position  to  the  close  of  the  war.  He  then  resumed- 
practice. 

In  1870  he  was  nominated  by  the  Republicans  for  President  of 
the  City  Council,  but  was  defeated  owing  to  a  party  division. 
In  1872  and  again  in  1874  he  was  elected  to  the  lower  house  of 
the  State  Legislature.  In  1867  he  was  appointed  Reporter  of  the 
Supreme  Court  of  Missouri,  and  held  the  office  for  ten  years, 
during  which  he  edited  twenty-three  volumes  of  Reports.  In  the 
third  volume  of  these  he  inserted  for  the  first  time  an  index  of 
cases  cited.  But  he  took  special  pleasure  in  the  preparation  of  a 
Biography  of  his  father,  which  was  published  in  Boston  in  1891. 
'^  No  labor,  no  care  was  omitted  which  .  .  .  seemed  necessary  for 
the  fit  accomplishment  of  whatever  he  undertook  to  do."  He 
conscientiously  performed  all  the  duties  of  an  American  citizen, 
both  in  war  and  in  peace. 

He  died  suddenly  of  paralysis  of  the  heart  at  his  home  in 
St.Louis,  on  January  10,  1902,  at  the  age  of  64  years.  He  was 
unmarried.  Two  brothers  and  two  sisters  survive  him.  He  was 
an  active  member  of  the  First  Congregational  Church  from  early 
youth. 

Alfred  Judd  Taylor,  son  of  Horace  and  Mary  (Clark)  Tay- 
lor, was  born  April  4,  1833,  in  Huntington,  Mass.,  where  his 
father  was  a  well-known  woolen  manufacturer. 

The  year  following  graduation  he  was  principal  of  Hinsdale 
Academy,  at  Hinsdale,  Mass.  He  entered  the  Albany  Law  School 
in  September,  1860,  graduated,  and  was  admitted  to  the  bar 
in  May,  1861.  He  continued  in  Albany  in  the  office  of  Learned 
(Yale  1841)  &  Cook  until  September  following,  when  he  began 
practice  in  New  York  City.  For  a  time  he  was  in  partnership 
with  D.  Cady  Eaton  (Yale  1860),  and  afterward  practiced  alone. 
His  office  was  for  thirty  years  at  257  Broadway. 

He  was  a  director  of  the  Merchants'  Exchange  Bank,  and  a 
member  of  the  New  York  Historical  Society,  the  American 
Geographical  Society,  and  the  American  Academy  of  Science. 

He  died  at  his  country  home  in  Huntington,  Mass.,  on  July  12, 
1901,  at  the  age  of  68  years.  His  death  was  due  to  diabetes,  but 
was  hastened  by  the  extreme  heat. 


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Mr.  Taylor  married,  on  May  15,  1879,  Kathleen,  daughter  of 
Robert  W.  Kelley,  one  of  the  founders  of  the  People's  Line  of 
Steamers  on  the  Hudson  River.  Mrs.  Taylor  survives  him  with- 
out children. 

J860 

Lyman  Benham  Bunnell,  son  of  Hezekiah  and  Amanda 
(Benham)  Bunnell,  was  born  on  August  18,  1832,  in  Burlington, 
Hartford  County,  Conn.  Almost  unaided  he  worked  his  way 
through  Williston  Seminary,  at  East  Hampton,  Mass.,  and 
through  college. 

After  graduation  he  studied  two  years  in  the  Yale  Law  School, 
and  was  at  the  same  time  Instructor  in  Gymnastics  in  the  college. 
In  November,  1862,  he  was  admitted  to  the  bar,  and  thereafter 
practiced  his  profession  in  New  York  City,  having  an  office  at 
170  Broadway  until  May,  1901,  when  he  removed  to  76  William 
street.     For  the  last  year  his  sons  were  associated  with  him. 

He  died  of  pneumonia  at  his  home  on  March  18,  1902,  in  his 
70th  year. 

He  married,  on  May  30,  1865,  Jennie  Y.,  daughter  of  Alfred 
A.  and  Nancy  Ranney,  of  West  Townsend,  Yt.,  and  had  two 
sons,  graduates  of  the  New  York  Law  School,  and  a  daughter, 
who,  with  their  mother,  survive,  two  other  daughters  having  died 
in  infancy. 

The  year  in  which  he  began  practice  he  united  with  the  Broad- 
way Tabernacle,  and  since  that  time  had  continuously  been 
engaged  in  Sunday  school  work,  sometimes  having  two  classes  at 
different  hours.  While  living  in  Englewood,  N.  J.,  from  1869  to 
1881,  he  was  a  member  of  the  Presbyterian  Church,  and  after 
his  return  to  New  York  in  the  latter  year,  was  a  deacon  and  later 
an  elder  of  the  Madison  Avenue  Presbyterian  Church.  During 
the  last  three  years  he  was  a  member  of  the  Lenox  Presbyterian 
Church,  near  his  home,  and  was  chairman  of  its  board  of  trustees. 

Chaeles  Doijgharty  Foules,  son  of  William  B.  and  Matilda 
Ann  (Luse)  Foules,  and  brother  of  Henry  Luse  Foules  (Yale 
1857),  was  born  on  October  23,  1839,  at  Kingston,  Miss. 

After  graduation  he  studied  medicine,  but  preferred  the  life  of 
a  planter.  At  the  beginning  of  the  Civil  War  he  joined  a  Missis- 
sippi cavalry  regiment,  and  served  in  Wade  Hampton's  command 
in  the  army  of  Northern  Virginia.  He  remained  in  service  dur- 
ing the  whole  war,  but  did  not  receive  even  a  slight  wound.     He 


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then  returned  to  his  plantation.  He  represented  his  county  in 
the  State  Legislature  in  1882,  1884  and  1886. 

Mr.  Foules  died  of  heart  trouble  at  his  home  in  Kingston,  on 
May  27,  1901,  in  the  62d  year  of  his  age. 

He  married,  on  November  19,  1868,  Martha  Eugenia,  daugh- 
ter of  Alexander  and  Weltha  Boyd,  who  survives  him  with  a  son 
and  daiighter. 

1861 

John  Hanson  Mitchell,  son  of  General  Walter  Hanson 
Jenifer  and  Mary  (Fergusson)  Mitchell,  was  born  on  June  25, 
1842,  at  Linden,  near  Port  Tobacco,  Charles  County,  Md. 

Alter  graduation  he  spent  a  year  at  home  and  in  Baltimore 
reading  law,  and  three  years  in  Heidelburg,  Germany,  attending 
lectures  on  law  and  studying  German.  He  was  admitted  to  the 
Maryland  bar  on  April  19,  1866,  after  which  he  practiced  his 
profession  in  Baltimore  for  four  years,  then,  for  a  time,  in  Port 
Tobacco,  near  his  former  home,  and  afterward,  at  La  Plata,  in  the 
same  county.  He  was  concerned  in  nearly  all  the  important 
legal  cases  of  the  vicinity  and  in  them  he  showed  thorough  mas- 
tery of  the  questions  at  issue.  His  courtesy  and  considerateness 
made  him  a  favorite  with  his  associates. 

For  three  years,  beginning  with  1872,  he  was  school  commis- 
sioner, and  in  1897  was  Democratic  candidate  for  District  Judge. 
He  was  for  several  years  editor  of  the  Port  Tobacco  Times,  and 
was  for  fifteen  years  vestryman  of  Christ  Protestant  Episcopal 
Church,  Port  Tobacco. 

He  delighted  to  spend  his  leisure  among  his  books  and  flowers, 
and  at  work  in  the  garden  of  "  Hanson  Hill,"  where  he  died  very 
suddenly  from  heart  disease  on  November  12,  1901,  after  a  day 
spent  in  professional  duties.     He  was  59  years  of  age. 

He  married,  on  October  11,  1870,  Eliza  Trippe  Campbell, 
daughter  of  Daniel  and  Mary  E.  (Risteau)  Jenifer,  of  Good 
Hope,  Baltimore  County,  by  whom  he  had  two  sons  and  six 
daughters,  all  of  whom,  with  their  mother,  are  living. 

1862 
Charles  Woolsey  Coit,  son  of  Daniel  Wadsworth  and  Har- 
riet Frances  (Coit)  Coit,  was  born  on  December  14,  1840,  in  New 
Rochelle,  N.  Y.,  but  entered  college  from  Norwich,  Conn. 


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For  six  months  following  graduation  he  was  in  Grand  Rapids, 
Mich.,  and  then  for  nearly  three  years  in  Union  Theological 
Seminary,  New  York  City.  During  this  time  he  visited  the 
South  in  the  interest  of  the  Sanitary  Commission,  and  of  the 
Christian  Commission,  with  which  his  brother  (Yale  1864) 
was  also  connected.  During  the  next  three  years  he  was 
again  in  New  York,  teaching,  attending  lectures  in  the  Columbia 
Law  School,  and  occupied  in  general  study.  In  1869  he  removed 
to  Grand  Rapids,  where  his  father  had  real  estate  interests,  the 
administration  and  development  of  which  was  thereafter  his 
main  occupation.  He  became  a  member  of  the  Kent  County 
Bar  in  1869,  but  did  not  practice.  Induced  by  the  easy  and 
liberal  terms  of  payment  which  he  made,  many  workingmen 
became  owners  of  homes,  and  now  form  an  important  and  elevat- 
ing element  in  the  community.  He  was  a  deacon  of  the  Park 
(Congregational)  Church  for  eleven  years,  and  a  trustee  of  Olivet 
College  for  several  years. 

He  died  of  pneumonia  after  an  illness  of  four  days,  at  Milford, 
Conn.,  on  October  23,  1901,  in  his  61st  year. 

He  married,  on  October  16,  1878,  Clara  Guernsey,  daughter  of 
Lucas  Guernsey  and  Eunice  (Nichols)  Merrill,  of  Kenosha,  Wise, 
who  survives  him  with  three  sons,  of  whom  the  eldest  is  an 
undergraduate  student  in  Yale  University. 

Albert  Benjamin  Shearer,  son  of  Benjamin  and  Harriet 
Shearer,  was  born  on  September  18,  1837,  in  Montgomery,  Pa., 
but  entered  college  from  Doylestown,  in  that  State. 

At  the  time  of  General  Lee's  threatened  invasion  of  Pennsyl- 
vania in  1862,  he  was  for  a  short  time  in  the  Eleventh  Regiment, 
Pennsylvania  Militia.  He  then  taught  in  a  classical  school  in 
Philadelphia  for  seven  years,  after  the  first  year  being  principal. 
In  1869  he  studied  law  in  the  office  of  Theodore  Cuyler,  Esq., 
in  Philadelphia,  and  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  November,  1870. 
Thenceforward  for  thirty-one  years  he  practiced  in  Philadel- 
phia, winning  the  respect  of  his  clients  and  professional  asso- 
ciates. Early  in  1901  his  health  failed,  but  he  continued  to  visit 
his  office  until  September.  He  died  of  paralysis  at  his  home  in 
Germantown,  on  October  25,  1901,  at  the  age  of  64  years. 

He  married,  on  September  10,  1887,  Sarah  Breban,  daughter  of 
Edward  and  Cornelia  N.  Bedlock,  of  Philadelphia,  who  survives 
him  without  children. 


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1863. 


Charles  Edward  Sumner,  son  of  Cheney  and  Mary  Barker 
(Coy)  Sumner,  was  born  at  Spencer,  Mass.,  on  December  29,  1836. „ 
He  was  fitted  for  college  at  Monson  (Mass.)  Academy. 

After  graduation  be  taught  in  the  Delaware  Academy  at 
Delhi,  N.  Y.,  a  year,  and  was  in  charge  of  the  academy  at  Wal- 
ton, N.  Y.,  two  years.  In  February  1868,  he  entered  Andover 
Theological  Seminary  and  completed  his  course  there  in  1870. 
From  1872  to  1876  he  was  pastor  of  the  Lincoln  Park  Congrega- 
tional Church,  Chicago,  where  he  was  ordained  on  February  27, 
1873.  His  ministry  there  was  very  successful.  At  the  time  of 
the  great  fire  by  heroic  exertion  he  helped  rescue  and  bury  the 
organ  and  pulpit,  which  were  thus  saved  and  were  afterwards 
recovered  and  used.  After  leaving  Chicago  he  spent  over  a  year 
in  travel  in  Europe,  Egypt  and  Palestine.  Upon  his  return  he 
was  acting  pastor  at  Raymond  and  then  nearly  four  years  at  Lan- 
caster, N.  H.  He  resided  in  Concord,  N.  H.,  for  a  year  or  more 
without  charge,  and  then  removed  to  Spencer,  Mass.  In  1883 
his  health  failed  and  he  went  abroad  again,  after  which 
he  was  acting  pastor  successively  at  South  wick,  Mass., 
Loudon  and  Alton,  N.  H.,  Brooklyn,  Conn.,  and  Wilmot  and 
Northwood  Center,  N.  H.  At  other  times  he  often  preached  as 
a  temporary  supply,  and  ofiiciated  in  the  church  in  Spencer  the 
Sunday  before  his  death.  A  "Thanksgiving  Day  Sermon," 
preached  while  he  was  in  Chicago,  was  published. 

While  in  Fitchburg,  Mass.,  on  business,  he  died  suddenly  of 
heart  failure  on  March  26,  1902,  at  the  age  of  65  years.  He  was 
never  married.     Two  sisters  survive  him. 

1864 

Charles  Henry  Burnett,  son  of  Eli  Seal  Burnett,  a  mer- 
chant of  Philadelphia,  Pa.,  and  Hannah  Kennedy  (Mustin) 
Burnett,  was  born  in  that  city,  on  May  28,  1842.  He  was  one  of 
the  class  historians  on  Presentation  Day. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  Medical  Department  of  the 
University  of  Pennsylvania,  and  received  the  degree  of  Doctor 
of  Medicine  in  March,  1867.  He  spent  a  year  as  Assistant 
Physician  in  the  Children's  Hospital  and  Resident  Physician  in 
the  Episcopal  Hospital,  in  Philadelphia,  and  ten  months  in  Euro- 
pean study,  in  Berlin,  Vienna  and  Heidelberg.  He  was  then 
connected  with  the  Eye  and  Ear  Department  of  the  Philadelphia 
Dispensarv  for  about  a  vear,  after  which  he  spent  another  year 


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and  a  half  abroad  in  the  study  of  otology,  which  he  chose  as  his 
specialty  and  in  which  he  afterward  attained  high  rank. 

Returningito  Philadelphia  in  April,  1872,  he  had  since  prac- 
ticed his  profession  in  that  city,  and  held  positions  of  honor  in 
connection  with  hospitals,  medical  schools  and  associations.  In 
18*72  he  was  chosen  Aural  Surgeon  at  the  Presbyterian  Hospital, 
in  1879  Consulting  Aurist  of  the  Pennsylvania  Institution  of  the 
Deaf  and  Dumb,  in  1883  Professor  of  Diseases  of  the  Ear  at  the 
Philadelphia  Polyclinic,  and  in  1885  Professor  of  Otology  at  the 
Woman's  Medical  College  of  Pennsylvania  ;  and,  later,  Consult- 
ing Aurist  to  the  Convent  School  of  the  Holy  Child,  Sharon 
Hill,  Pa.,  to  the  Baptist  Orphanage,  St.  Timothy's  Hospital,  the 
Hospital  for  Women,  Dispensary  of  the  Alumnae  of  the  Woman's 
Medical  College,  the  Hospital  for  Epileptics,  and  Bryn  Mawr 
Hospital. 

In  1876  he  became  a  member  of  the  Philadelphia  County 
Medical  Society,  in  1883  of  the  Medical  Society  of  Pennsylvania. 
He  was  also  a  member  of  the  Pathological  Society  of  Philadelphia, 
vice-president  of  the  American  Otological  Association  from 
1872  to  1882,  and  president  from  1883  to  1885,  and  fellow  of 
the  College  of  Physicians  of  Philadelphia,  of  the  Otological 
Section  of  which  he  was  vice-president  from  1878  to  1882,  and 
president  from  1883  to  1885. 

He  wrote  many  short  articles  in  medical  magazines,  and  pub- 
lished much  in  his  special  department,  including  the  following 
volumes  ;  "  A  Treatise  on  the  Ear,"  1877  ;  "Hearing  and  How  to 
Keep  it,"  one  of  the  American  Health  Primers,  1879  ;  "Diseases 
and  Injuries  of  the  Ear,"  1889;  the  chapters  on  Otology  in  the 
"  American  Text-Book  of  Surgery,"  1 896,  also  in  the  "  Cyclopedia 
of  Diseases  of  Children,"  1890  and  1897,  and  in  the  "American 
Yearbook  of  Medicine  and  Surgery"  for  1896  and  1897.  He 
edited  a  "  System  of  Diseases  of  the  Ear,  Nose  and  Throat," 
1893,  and  a  Text-Book  of  the  same  subjects  in  1901,  and  was 
also  editor  of  the  American  Journal  of  Otology. 

Since  1883  Dr.  Burnett  had  resided  at  Bryn  Mawr,  Pa.,  where 
he  died  on  January  30,  1902,  from  pneumonia,  after  an  illness  of 
about  two  weeks.  He  was  in  the  60th  year  of  his  age.  He  was 
a  member  of  the  (P.  E.)  Church  of  the  Redeemer. 

He  married,  on  June  18,  1874,  Anna  Lawrence,  daughter  of 
William  Henry  and  Emily  (Talman)  Davis,  of  Buffalo,  N.  Y., 
who  survives  him  with  three  daughters  and  a  son.  Another  son 
died  in  infancy. 


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Peter  Rouse  Cortelyou,  son  of  Adrian  Voorhees  and  Mary- 
Ann  (Koster)  Cortelyou,  was  born  on  February  11,  1843,  in 
Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  and  entered  college  from  Hempstead,  Long 
Island. 

After  graduation  he  took  the  course  in  Bellevue  Medical  School 
and  received  the  degree  of  Doctor  of  Medicine  in  February,  1867. 
After  a  service  of  eighteen  months  on  the  staff  of  Bellevue  Hos- 
pital, he  practiced  his  profession  in  Brooklyn  until  18*75.  During 
this  time  he  was  visiting  physician  at  St.  John's  Hospital  and  the 
Brooklyn  Orphan  Asylum.  In  June,  1875,  he  was  attacked  with 
severe  pulmonary  disease,  and  after  battling  with  the  disease  for 
nearly  four  years,  during  which  he  spent  successive  winters  in 
Thomasville,  Valdosta  and  Atlanta,  Ga.,  in  April,  1879,  he  re- 
moved to  Marietta,  Ga.,  where  he  recovered  a  fair  measure  of 
health  and  in  time  resumed  the  practice  of  his  profession  to  a 
limited  degree.  In  1882  he  was  offered  a  professorship  of  the 
Practice  of  Medicine  in  the  University  of  Cleveland,  O.,  but  his 
health  was  inadequate.  For  a  number  of  years  from  1884  he  was 
president  of  the  school  board  of  Marietta,  and  from  1884  to  1893 
president  of  the  Public  Circulating  Library  of  Marietta,  which 
he  was  instrumental  in  establishing.  He  was  a  member  of  the 
American  Medical  Association,  and  in  1889  he  was  vice-president 
of  the  Georgia  State  Medical  Association.  He  was  an  elder  in 
the  Presbyterian  Church,  and  active  in  all  church  work. 

He  died  at  Marietta,  Ga.,  on  February.  4,  1902,  after  an  illness 
of  four  or  five  days,  following  a  surgical  operation  to  relieve  a 
disease  of  the  right  mastoid.     He  was  nearly  59  years  of  age. 

Dr.  Cortelyou  married,  at  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  on  April  15,  1873, 
Miss  Julia  T.  Chase,  who  survives  him  with  a  son  and  daughter. 
A  brother  graduated  from  the  University  in  1863. 

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1865 

JosiAH  Hooker  Bissell,  son  of  Colonel  Joseph  W.  Bissell, 
was  born  on  June  1,  1845,  in  Rochester,  ]^.  Y.,  and  began  his 
college  course  in  the  University  of  Rochester  but  left  during 
Sophomore  year  to  enter  the  army.  His  mother  was  before  mar- 
riage Miss  Hooker.  He  was  in  the  Army  of  the  Tennessee  as 
Second  Lieutenant  of  Engineers,  in  the  Engineer  Department  of 
the  West,  from  November  17,  1862,  to  July  10,  1863,  when  he 
resigned.     He  took  a  creditable  part  in  the  campaign  of  General 


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Grant  in  Mississippi,  erected  the  battery  that  first  shelled  Vicks- 
burg,  and  performed  other  notable  services. 

He  joined  his  class  at  Yale  in  November  of  Junior  year,  and  on 
graduation  went  into  business  at  Skipworth's  Landing,  Miss., 
remaining  there  exposed  to  considerable  danger  from  guerrillas 
for  a  year  and  a  half.  In  June,  1867,  he  began  the  study  of  law 
in  Rochester,  in  the  office  of  Judge  Henry  R.  Selden  (LL.D.  Yale 
1857)  and  Theodore  Bacon  (Yale  1853),  on  December  4  of  the 
same  year  was  admitted  to  the  bar,  and  practiced  in  that  city 
until  January,  1869.  He  then  removed  to  Chicago,  111.,  and  for 
several  years  was  in  partnership  with  Hon.  James  R.  Mann.  In 
1870  he  was  appointed  Reporter  of  the  United  States  Circuit  and 
District  Courts  of  the  Seventh  Judicial  District,  and  while  in 
office  edited  ten  volumes  of  Reports.  He  had  a  wide  acquaint- 
ance with  chancery  and  real  estate  law,  and  issued  a  work  on 
"  Partition,"  and  also  contributed  to  legal  journals.  His  literary 
and  scientific  knowledge  was  extensive,  and  he  delivered  many 
lectures  before  the  Chicago  Philosophical  Society. 

Mr.  Bissell  was  drowned  in  Lake  Michigan,  on  November  6, 
1901,  while  traveling  by  steamer  from  Chicago  to  Grand  Haven, 
Mich.  He  was  56  years  of  age,  and  never  married.  By  his  will 
Yale  University  was  designated  as  one  of  the  residuary  legatees. 

Manning  Force  Stikes,  son  of  Henry  and  Mary  (Mathias) 
Stires,  was  born  on  June,5,  1838,  in  Clinton,  N.  Y.  Both  parents 
died  before  he  entered  college.  He  began  his  college  course  at 
Wesleyan  University,  Middletown,  Conn.,  but  came  to  Yale  in 
Junior  year. 

The  year  after  graduation  he  was  a  dry  goods  salesman  with 
S.  B.  Chittenden  &  Co.,  from  1867  to  1883  in  the  house  of  Hal- 
sted,  Haines  &  Co.,  and  afterward  till  his  death  with  Sweetser, 
Pembrook  &  Co.  For  the  last  thirtj^-two  years  he  resided  in 
Jersey  City,  N.  J.,  i"n  that  part  which  was  formerly  called  Bergen, 
where  he  was  an  elder  of  the  First  Presbyterian  Church  for 
twenty-three  years. 

His  health  had  been  failing  for  some  time  past,  but  his  death, 
which  occurred  on  February  6,  1902,  was  due  to  typhoid  fever. 
He  was  in  his  64th  year. 

He  married,  on  February  6,  1867,  Ellen  Drake,  daughter  of 
William  B.  and  Elizabeth  (Scudder)  Fisher,  of  Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 
Mrs.  Stires  and  a  son  (Yale  1897)  survive.  Another  son  died  in 
childhood,  and  a  daughter  in  1898. 


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Edwin  Horace  Wilson,  son  of  Clark  and  Harriet  (Halbert) 
Wilson,  was  born  on  October  4,  1839,  in  Westmoreland,  Oneida 
County,  N.  Y. 

On  graduation  he  taught  two  years  at  Guilford,  Conn.,  a  year 
at  Bath,  N.  Y.,  and  five  years  at  Rochester,  N.  Y.  From  1873 
to  1876  he  was  tutor  in  Yale  College,  after  which  he  taught  in 
the  Hartford  High  School,  and  then  was  Superintendent  of 
Schools  and  Principal  of  the  High  School  at  Middletown,  and 
later  at  Norwalk,  all  in  Connecticut. 

Mr.  Wilson  died  of  heart  failure  following  congestion  of  the 
lungs,  after  an  illness  of  only  two  days,  at  his  home  in  Cambridge, 
Mass.,  on  November  29,  1901,  at  the  age  of  62  years.  He  was  an 
active  member  of  the  Congregational  church. 

He  married,  on  May  1,  1878,  Jane,  daughter  of  George  and 
Jennette  (Millard)  Bidwell,  of  Manchester,  Conn.,  who  survives 
him  with  four  sons  and  two  daughters.  The  eldest  son  (Harv. 
1899,  Ph.D.  Yale  1901)  is  Instructor  in  Mathematics  in  Yale 
University,  and  the  second  son  is  an  undergraduate  in  Harvard 
University. 

1866 

Alexander  Dwight  Anderson,  son  of  Samuel  D.  and 
Eunice  (Freeman)  Anderson,  was  born  October  28,  1843,  in 
Mansfield,  Conn. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  at  the  University  of  Michi- 
gan and  received  the  degree  of  LL.B.  there  in  1868.  He  began 
practice  in  the  firm  of  Wakefield  &  Anderson  in  St.  Louis,  the 
following  year  was  appointed  Assistant  United  States  District 
Attorney  and  continued  there  until  1877.  He  then  removed  to 
Washington,  D.  C,  where  he  made  a  specialty  of  Spanish- 
American  subjects  in  their  commercial  and  literary  aspects  as 
well  as  legal  relations. 

He  Was  the  author  of  several  books,  including  "  The  Silver 
Country,  or  Great  Southwest/'  1877,  "The  Mississippi  and  Her 
Tributaries,"  "The  Tehuantepec  Inter-Ocean  Railroad,"  1880, 
"Mexico  from  the  Material  Standpoint,"  1884,  "The  Tehuan- 
tepec Ship  Railway,"  "  Our  Foreign  Commerce  of  the  Second 
Century,"  and  "  The  Mississippi  and  its  Forty-Four  Navigable 
Tributaries,"  the  last  of  which  was  published  by  resolution  of  the 
Senate  in  1890. 

In  1884  he  was  special  commissioner  of  Spanish-American 
markets  at  the  New  Orleans  Exposition.     From  this  experience 


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originated  his  plan  for  a  united  exposition  by  the  three  Americas 
in  celebration  of  the  discovery  of  America  by  Columbus.  When 
the  plan  was  authorized  by  Congress  the  site  of  the  exposition 
was  changed  from  Washington  to  Chicago,  and  Mr.  Anderson 
was  appointed  a  commissioner. 

He  was  one  of  the  earliest  secretaries  of  the  Washington 
Board  of  Trade,  vice-president  of  the  same  from  1891  to  1893,  and 
active  in  movements  for  the  development  and  improvement  of  the 
national  capital. 

For  several  years  he  had  been  afflicted  with  a  complicated 
stomach  trouble,  suffering  intensely  at  times.  He  died  suddenly 
at  Mount  Vernon,  Va.,  on  November  24,  1901,  at  the  age  of  58 
years. 

He  married,  on  August  17,  1869,  Antoinette,  daughter  of  Rev. 
Edward  Osborn  Dunning  (Yale  1832)  and  Catharine  (Bent) 
Dunning,  of  New  Haven,  who,  with  three  sons  and  a  daughter, 
survives  him.  One  son  was  associated  with  his  father  in  the 
real  estate  business. 

George  Augustus  Lockwood,  second  son  of  Rev.  Clark  and 
Harriet  Fidelia  (Seymour)  Lockwood,  was  born  on  December  28, 
1843,  in  Clinton,  Mich.  He  entered  college  from  Southold, 
Long  Island,  N.  Y.,  and  during  the  last  three  years  of  the  course 
his  home  was  at  Cutchogue,  L.  L,  where  his  father,  although  a 
Presbyterian,  was  pastor  of  the  Methodist  church. 

The  year  after  graduation  he  taught  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  and 
then  entered  Union  Theological  Seminary,  from  which  he  gradu- 
ated in  May,  1870.  On  November  16,  following,  he  was  ordained 
pastor  of  the  Congregational  Church  at  Oxford,  Maine,  contin- 
ued there  until  May,  1879,  and  then  for  twenty  years  served  the 
Union  Congregational  Church  in  Kennebunk,  Me.,  where  his 
work  in  the  parish  and  in  promoting  moral  and  educational 
interests  was  fruitful  in  good  results.  At  the  close  of  this  pas- 
torate in  1899  he  was  settled  over  the  Second  Congregational 
Church  in  Ossipee,  N.  H. 

He  was  a  trustee  of  the  Maine  Missionary  Society,  member  of 
the  visiting  committee  of  Bangor  Theological  Seminary,  and  for 
three  years  moderator  of  the  York  County  (Maine)  Conference. 
He  was  also  chairman  of  the  school  committee  and  vice-president 
of  the  Public  Library  Association.  Several  of  his  addresses 
delivered  on  special  occasions  were  published. 


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Mr.  Lockwood  died  on  September  29,  1901,  at  Ossipee,  N.  H., 
from  heart  disease,  after  an  illness  of  several  months.  He  was 
in  his  58th  year.  The  funeral  service  was  held  in  his  former 
church  at  Kennebunk,  and  in  that  town  he  was  buried. 

He  married  on  October  19,  1871,  Mary  Genelia,  daughter  of 
Silas  P.  and  Elizabeth  L.  Hall  of  Oxford,  Me.  One  son  (M.D. 
Jefferson  Medical  College  1897)  and  three  daughters,  with  their 
mother,  survive. 

1869 

Alfred  Bartow,  second  of  the  three  sons  of  Alfred  Field 
and  Mary  (Lathrop)  Bartow,  was  born  on  September  20,  1846,  at 
Leroy,  Genesee  County,  N.  Y.,  and  was  fitted  for  college  at 
the  Academic  Institute  in  that  place. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  in  the  Chicago  Law  School, 
was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  June,  1870,  and  entered  the  firm  of 
Bartow,  Hall  &  Co.  After  fifteen  years  of  practice,  with  a 
desire  for  ch'ange,  he  left  Chicago  in  June,  1885,  and  went  to 
the  then  unsurveyed  town  of  Chadron,  Nebr.,  where  he  settled  and 
practiced  his  profession.  In  the  autumn  of  1889  he  was  elected 
State  Senator  to  fill  an  unexpired  term,  and  two  years  later  was 
elected  Judge  of  the  Fifteenth  Judicial  District  of  Nebraska 
for  five  years.  He  was  active  in  building  up  Chadron  Academy, 
of  whose  board  of  trustees  he  was  president  for  several  years. 
About  a  year  after  the  expiration  of  his  term  as  judge  he 
removed  to  Colorado  Springs,  Col.,  and  resided  there  in  failing 
health  until  his  death  from  Bright's  disease  on  March  12,  1902. 
He  was  in  the  56th  year  of  his  age. 

He  married,  at  Omaha,  Nebr.,  on  April  22,  1889,  Mrs.  Mary  A. 
Wright  of  Watertown,  Wise,  who  survives  him  with  a  step-son. 

1870 

John  Alexander  Ross,  son  of  Lewis  Devval  and  Katherine 
(Gabaudan)  Ross,  was  born  on  January  27,  1850,  in  Greenups- 
burg,  Ky.  His  father  died  when  he  was  about  fifteen  years  old, 
and  he  was  fitted  for  college  by  a  private  tutor  in  New  Haven, 
where  his  mother  was  then  living. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  in  Sioux  City,  la.,  and  Kansas 
City,  Mo.,  and  in  the  latter  city  made  his  permanent  home.  He 
was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  1 872,  and  became  a  member  of  the 
firm  of  Tomlinson  &  Ross.  During  the  last  few  years  his  time 
was  chiefly  occupied  in  the  management  of  several  large  estates. 


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He  was  a  member  of  the  vestry  and  treasurer  of  Grace  Episco- 
pal Church,  and  for  many  years  was  a  chorister  there. 

He  died  at  home  after  a  lingering  illness  of  several  years,  on 
October  19,  1901,  at  the  age  of  51  years. 

He  married,  on  December  27,  1876,  Marie  A.,  daughter  of 
Allen  G.  and  Martha  A.  Mansfield.  Mrs.  Ross  and  a  daughter 
survive  him. 

1873 

Edwakd  Everett  Gaylord,  son  of  Colonel  Horace  and 
Mary  A.  (Davis)  Gaylord,  was  born  on  June  5,  1849,  at  Ash- 
ford,  Conn.  He  won  a  first  mathematical  prize  in  Freshman 
year,  and  was  one  of  the  Yale  Courant  editors  in  Senior  year 
and  one  of  the  class  historians  at  graduation. 

The  first  two  years  after  graduation  he  taught  Greek  in  the 
Hopkins  Grammar  School,  and  the  next  year  resumed  a  course 
previously  begun  in  physiological  chemistry  in  the  Sheffield  Scien- 
tific School.  During  these  three  years  he  also  read  medicine 
with  his  brother  Charles  (Yale  1865),  and  in  October,  1876, 
entered  the  Yale  Medical  School. 

^  Immediately  on  receiving  the  degree  of  M.D.  in  1878,  he 
sailed  for  Europe  for  travel  and  study.  He  began  practice  in  North- 
ampton, Mass.,  in  1879,  and  the  next  year  went  to  the  adjoining 
village  of  Florence.  He  was  for  four  years  town  physician 
and  for  two  years  member  of  the  board  of  health.  In  Decem- 
ber, 1884,  he  removed  to  West  Woodstock,  Conn.,  and  the  fol- 
lowing May  to  Woodstock.  Here  he  added  the  cultivation  of  a 
farm  to  his  duties  as  physician. 

Early  in  1890,  in  order  to  recover  from  the  effects  of  pro- 
tracted illness,  he  went  to  California  for  three  months,  but  in 
the  fall  removed  permanently  to  Pasadena  in  that  State.  Here  he 
lived  for  eleven  years  and  practiced  as  he  was  able,  although  seri- 
ously ill  at  times.  His  death  occurred  on  November  2,  1901,  and 
was  directly  due  to  paralysis,  with  which  he  was  stricken  early 
in  the  previous  year.  He  was  52  years  of  age.  He  was  known 
for  his  genuineness  and  thoroughness.  He  was  a  vestryman  and 
treasurer  of  All  Saints'  Church. 

Dr.  Gaylord  married  on  May  12,  1881,  at  Chicopee,  Mass., 
Alice  E.,  adopted  daughter  of  Henry  B.  and  Cordelia  S.  Kendall, 
of  Chicopee,  Mass.  She  survives  him  with  three  sons  and  three 
daughters. 


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He  assisted  in  making  the  "  Catalogue  of  the  Flowering 
Plants  and  Higher  Cryptogams  growing  without  cultivation 
within  thirty  miles  of  Yale  College,"  which  was  published  by 
the  Berzelius  Society  in  1878. 

William  Clarke  Stewart,  son  of  Orlando  L.  and  Mary  E. 
(Porter)  Stewart,  was  born  in  New  York  City  on  December  5, 

1852,  and  was  fitted  for  college  by  a  private  tutor  at  Englewood, 
N.  J. 

After  graduation  he  spent  part  of  the  first  year  in  the  Columbia 
Law  School,  but  on  April  1,  1874,  he  was  appointed  clerk  of  the 
Courts  of  General  Sessions  and  Oyer  and  Terminer  in  New  York 
City,  and  held  the  position  until  October  1,  1879,  when  he  be- 
came a  member  of  his  father's  law  firm  of  Stewart  &  Yickery. 
After  this  his  practice  was  mostly  advisory  in  its  nature.  He 
was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  September,  1876. 

Mr.  Stewart  died  of  pneumonia,  at  the  Racquet  Club  in  New 
York  City,  on  January  5,  1902,  after  an  illness  of  only  two  days. 
He  was  49  years  of  age.     He  was  never  married. 

1876 

George  Henry  Benton,  son  of  Rev.  William  Austin  Benton 
(Yale  1843)  and  Loanza  (Golding)  Benton,  was  born  on  July  20, 

1853,  at  Bhamdun,  a  missionary  station  on  Mount  Lebanon, 
Syria.  He  came  to  the  United  States  in  July,  1869,  and  was 
fitted  for  college  at  New  London  and  Stamford,  Conn.  In  Senior 
year  he  won  the  W.  W.  DeForest  prize  for  excellence  in  French. 

After  graduation  he  was  appointed  Professor  of  Ancient  and 
Modern  Languages  at  St.  John's  College,  Little  Rock,  Ark.,  con- 
tinued teaching  for  two  years  and  a  half,  and  at  the  same  time 
studied  law.  In  November,  1877,  he  was  admitted  to  the  bar  of 
Arkansas,  and  for  four  years  practiced  in  Little  Rock.  He  then 
became  assistant  attorney  of  the  St.Louis,  Iron  Mountain  & 
Southern  Railway  Co.,  and  resided  at  St.Louis  until  January, 
1884,  when  he  moved  to  Poplar  Bluff,  Butler  County,  Mo.  In 
1890,  after  nearly  ten  years  of  service  with  the  railway  company, 
he  resigned  and  went  to  Minneapolis,  Minn.,  and  began  business 
by  himself.  He  was  a  deacon  in  the  First  Congregational 
Church. 

He  died  at  home,  on  November  16,  1901,  at  the  age  of  48  years. 

He  married,  on  June  24,  1890,  Miss  Jeannette  Lyall,  who  sur- 
vives him  with  two  children.     Two   brothers   graduated   from 


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Edward  Wells  Southworth,  son  of  Hon.  Wells  and  Harriet 
(Gillett)  Southworth,  was  born  on  January  14,  1854,  in  West 
Springfield,  Mass.,  but  the  same  year  removed  with  his  family  to 
Kew  Haven,  Conn.  He  was  a  member  of  the  class  of  1874  until 
the  end  of  Junior  year,  when  he  made  a  journey  around  the 
world.'  On  his  return  he  completed  his  college  course  with  the 
class  of  1875. 

He  received  the  degree  of  Bachelor  of  Law  at  Columbia  Law 
School  in  1877,  and  was  admitted  to  the  bar,  after  which  he  con- 
tinued his  legal  studies  at  Yale,  and  received  the  degree  of 
Master  of  Laws  in  1878.  Returning  to  New  York,  he  spent  the 
next  year  in  the  office  of  Lord,  Day  &  Lord,  and  the  year  follow- 
ing as  managing  clerk  for  Erastus  New,  Esq.  In  November,  1880, 
he  formed  a  partnership  with  his  brother-in-law.  Colonel  George 
S.  Hastings,  but  retired  from  practice  in  1888.  With  his  class- 
mate, D wight  Arven  Jones,  he  published,  in  1884,  "A  Treatise 
on  the  New  York  Manufacturing  Act  of  1848,  and  the  Business 
Corporation  Act  of  1875." 

He  gave  generously  to  many  private  charities,  but  his  sympa- 
thies were  especially  enlisted  in  behalf  of  prison  reform  and  dumb 
animals.  At  different  times  he  made  gifts  to  the  University 
Library,  including  funds  for  the  purchase  of  certain  needed  addi- 
tions to  the  collection  of  English  poetry,  and  at  his  death  left  to 
it  by  bequest  a  valuable  residuary  estate. 

Mr.  Southworth  married,  on  June  14,  1881,  Emily  M.,  daughter 
of  William  H.  and  Elizabeth  (Bennett)  Alexander,  of  Syracuse, 
N.  Y.  Her  death  in  1888  was  a  blow  from  which  he  never 
recovered.  He  died  after  a  protracted  illness  from  nervous  pros- 
tration at  the  Presbyterian  Hospital  in  New  York  City,  on  April 
20,  1902,  at  the  age  of  48  years.  He  had  no  children,  but  a  sister 
survives  him.  He  had  been  a  member  of  the  United  (formerly 
North)  Church  in  New  Haven  since  1866. 

1876 

Bradbury  Bedell,  son  of  Abram  Bedell,  a  manufacturer,  and 
Sarah  W.  (Sanderson)  Bedell,  was  born  on  February  8,  1856,  at 
Athens,  N.  Y.,  and  gained  his  preparation  for  college  at  Markham 
Academy  in  Milwaukee,  Wise,  and  at  Swarthmore,  Pa. 

After  graduation  he  studied  at  the  Albany  (N.  Y.)  Law  School 
and  in  Philadelphia,  Pa.  In  the  latter  city  he  was  admitted  to 
the  bar  in  the  autumn  of  1877,  and  for  two  years  was  with 


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Richard  P.  Ashhurst,  Esq.  He  then  established  an  office  by  him- 
self, where  during  twenty-three  years  of  practice  he  met  with 
unusual  success,  and  accumulated  from  his  professional  earnings 
a  fortune.     He  traveled  extensively,  and  made  many  trips  abroad. 

He  died  of  pneumonia  on  May  23,  1902,  at  the  home  in  Phila- 
delphia which  he  built  in  1890.     He  was  46  years  of  age. 

He  married,  on  May  22,  1879,  Emmeline  Shinn,  daughter  of 
Dr.  Thomas  S.  and  Mary  (Woodnut)  Reed,  of  Philadelphia,  and 
sister  of  Charles  Henry  Reed,  M.D.  (Yale  1872),  and  had  two 
children  who  died  in  early  life.     Mrs.  Bedell  survives  him. 

William  Buehler  Lamberton,  son  of  Hon.  Robert  Alexan- 
der Lamberton,  LL.D.  (Dickinson  Coll.  1843)  and  Annie  (Bueh- 
ler) Lamberton,  was  born  March  14,  1855,  at  Harrisburg,  Penn., 
and  was  fitted  for  college  at  Harrisburg  Academy,  and  at  Phillips 
Academy,  Andover,  Mass.  In  Freshman  and  Senior  years  he 
won  prizes  for  excellence  in  Mathematics. 

After  graduation  he  began  his  law  studies  in  the  office  of  his 
father,  who  was  for  many  years  one  of  the  leaders  of  the  bar  of 
Dauphin  County,  but  in  May  of  the  following  year  went  abroad 
for  study  and  travel,  and  attended  lectures  at  the  University  of 
Leipzig.  He  returned  home  in  August,  1878,  was  admitted  to 
the  bar  of  Dauphin  County  on  November  25,  and  was  again  in 
his  father^s  office  until  April,  1880,  when  Dr.  Lamberton  accepted 
the  presidency  of  Lehigh  University.  He  then  practiced  alone 
until  the  fall  of  1881,  when  he  formed  a  partnership  with  his 
brother  (Yale  1878),  under  the  name  of  W.  B.  &>  J.  M.  Lamber- 
ton, which  continued  until  the  latter  removed  from  Harrisburg 
in  September,  1887.  He  was  admitted  to  practice  in  the  Supreme 
Court  of  Pennsylvania  in  May,  1882,  and  in  the  Supreme  Court 
of  the  United  States  in  April,  1890.  For  several  years  he  was  a 
member  of  the  Board  of  Examiners  for  admission  to  the  Bar  of 
Dauphin  County.  He  was  elected  a  member  of  the  American 
Bar  Association  in  1893,  and  was  one  of  the  originators  of  the 
Pennsylvania  Bar  Association  in  1895.  Although  engaged,  in 
general  practice,  he  gave  special  attention  to  corporate  taxation, 
and  in  1880  succeeded  his  father  as  counsel  at  Harrisburg  for  the 
Philadelphia  &  Reading  Railroad  Company  and  allied  corpor- 
ations. 

He  was  a  member  of  the  Dauphin  County  Historical  Society, 
member  of  the  Board  of  Trade  of  Harrisburg,  for  some  years  a 


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director  of  the  Harrisburg  Opera  House  Association  and  of  the 
Harrisburg  Bridge  Company,  also  secretary  of  the  Harrisburg 
Benevolent  Association,  and  a  member  of  the  Board  of  Managers 
of  the  Harrisburg  Hospital  from  1887  to  1895,  resigning  upon  his 
appointment  as  member  of  the  Board  of  Public  Charities  of 
Pennsylvania.  For  a  number  of  years  he  was  vestryman  and 
treasurer  of  St.  Stephen's  Protestant  Episcopal  Church,  and  fre- 
quently represented  that  parish  at  the  Diocesan  Convention  of 
Central  Pennsylvania.  In  1884  he  declined  the  Democratic 
nomination  to  Congress  from  his  district. 

Mr.  Lamberton  never  entirely  recovered  from  a  serious  illness 
of  1893.  In  September,  1895,  he  went  abroad  for  treatment,  but 
returned  the  next  spring  without  material  benefit,  and  was  unable 
to  resume  his  work.  He  died  at  Primol,  Pa.,  from  heat  exhaus- 
tion, on  July  5, 1901,  at  the  age  of  46  years.     He  was  not  married. 

1877 

William  Ewing  Whitney,  son  of  Samuel  and  Caroline  A. 
(Puffer)  Whitney,  was  born  on  August  9,  1856,  at  North  Read- 
ing, Mass.  His  father  was  a  paper  manufacturer  in  Ashland  and 
Fitchburg,  Mass.,  also  in  Bennington,  N.  H. 

After  graduation  he  formed  a  partnership  with  his  brother 
Clarence,  under  the  name  of  Whitney  Brothers,  for  carrying  on 
the  wholesale  paper  business  in  Boston,  Mass.,  previously  estab- 
lished by  his  brother. 

He  died  of  typhoid  pneumonia  at  the  Hotel  Brunswick,  Boston, 
on  January  13,  1902,  in  his  46th  year. 

He  married,  on  October  5,  1878,  at  Boston,  Mass.,  Mary  E., 
daughter  of  James  and  Elizabeth  Fenn,  who  survives  him  with- 
out children. 

1879 

James  Webster  Eaton,  son  of  James  Webster  and  Eliza 
(Benner)  Eaton,  was  born  on  May  14,  1856,  in  Albany,  N.  Y. 

After  graduation  he  spent  one  term  in  Columbia  Law  School, 
but  completed  his  legal  studies  in  the  office  of  DeWitt  &  Spoor, 
and  of  Parker  &  Countryman,  in  Albany,  and  at  the  same  time 
gave  instruction  in  Latin  and  German  in  the  Albany  Boys'  Acad- 
emy. He  was  admitted  to  the  bar  of  New  York  State  on  May  4, 
1 882,  and  in  the  spring  of  the  following  year  formed  a  partner- 
ship with  his  classmate  Kirchwey,  under  the  firm  name  of  Eaton 


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&  Kirchwey,  whicli  continued  until  the  removal  of  Mr.  Kirchwey 
in  1891  to  become  Professor  of  Law  in  Columbia  University. 
He  was  District  Attorney  of  Albany  County  for  three  years  from 
January,  1892,  and  in  this  office  gained  the  confidence  and  respect 
of  the  entire  community  irrespective  of  party. 

In  1889  Mr.  Eaton  was  appointed  Professor  of  Real  Property 
and  Wills  in  Albany  Law  School,  his  subjects  of  instruction  after- 
ward being  Evidence,  Contracts  and  Bankruptcy.  In  addition  to 
his  professorship  he  had  been  Treasurer  of  the  School  since  1895. 
During  the  winter  of  1900-01  he  was  also  Lecturer  on  Equity 
Jurisprudence  in  the  Boston  University  Law  School. 

His  published  works  include  a  revised  edition  of  Reeves  on 
"Domestic  Relations,"  1888,  an  annotated  edition  of  "The 
Negotiable  Instruments  Law  of  the  State  of  New  York,"  1897, 
and  a  revised  edition  of  Collier  "On  Bankruptcy,"  1900;  and 
just  before  his  death  he  had  completed  the  manuscript  of  a  work 
on  Equity.  He  was  also  editor  of  the  "  American  Bankruptcy 
Reports."  He  had  been  for  many  years  a  member  of  the  com- 
mittee on  law  reform  of  the  New  York  State  Bar  Association, 
and  a  member  of  the  executive  committee  of  the  Albany  County 
Bar  Association. 

Mr.  Eaton  died  of  'typhoid  fever,  after  an  acute  illness  of  only 
three  days,  at  his  home  in  Albany,  on  August  1,  1901,  at  the  age 
of  45  years.  On  the  Saturday  previous  he  argued  a  contested 
action  in  the  Supreme  Court  at  Albany.  He 'was  a  communicant 
of  St.  Peter's  Protestant  Episcopal  Church. 

He  married,  on  September  25,  1893,  Miss  Florence  Cady,  of 
Lockport,  N.  Y.,  who  died  after  a  brief  illness  on  December  9  of 
the  same  year.  On  July  IV,  1894,  he  married  Mrs.  Hortense 
Willey  Yibbard,  of  Dansville,  who  with  four  children — one  of 
them  a  daughter  by  her  previous  marriage — survives  him. 

1880 

George  Dana  White,  son  of  Nathan  Curtis  and  Delia  (Dana) 
White,  was  born  on  April  27,  1859,  at  Utica,  N.  Y.,  but  removed 
with  his  parents  to  Norwood,  N.  J.,  and  was  prepared  for  college 
at  the  neighboring  town  of  Englewood.  During  Freshman  year 
he  won  the  First  Berkeley  Latin  Premium,  and  in  Senior  year  the 
Cobden  Club  Mfedal  for  proficiency  in  Political  Economy. 

Since  graduation  he  had  devoted  himself  to  newspaper  work, 
and  was  successively  on  the  staffs  of  the  JS/'eio    York  Tribune, 


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Mail  and  Express,  and  Graphic.  For  two  years  he  was  night 
reporter  for  the  Associated  Press,  and  during  this  time  attended 
the  Columbia  Law  School,  graduating  in  1883.  He  was  admitted 
to  the  bar,  but  did  not  practice.  From  November  of  that  year  he 
was  night  city  editor  in  the  office  of  the  Associated  Press  for 
nearly  a  year,  but  found  the  work  too  severe,  and  soon  became 
financial  and  later  associate  editor  of  the  Mail  and  Express.  He 
was  a  member  of  the  Seventh  Regiment  National  Guard  of  New 
York  State. 

Owing  to  overwork  Mr.  White  had  been  an  invalid  for  three 
years.  He  died  of  paresis  at  Utica,  N.  Y.,  on  May  2V,  1901,  at 
the  age  of  42  years.     He  was  not  married. 

1883 

William  Hamilton  Stockwell,  son  of  William  Hamilton  and 
Mary  (Strange)  Stockwell,  was  born  in  Boyle  Co.,  Ky.,  on 
November  18,  1863.  He  was  fitted  for  college  at  the  Hopkins 
Grammar  School  in  New  Haven. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  office  of  Sprague,  Warner  & 
Co.,  wholesale  grocers  in  Chicago,  in  December,  1883,  but  the 
following  summer  left  the  firm  to  commence  the  study  of  law  in 
the  office  of  Edmund  Coffin  (Yale  1866)  in  New  York  City.  He 
was  also  a  member  of  Columbia  Law  School  for  a  year,  but  did 
not  complete  the  course  there.  He  was  admitted  to  the  bar  on 
March  30,  1886,  and  began  practice  in  New  York  immediately. 
Since  1892  he  had  been  attorney  for  the  Title  Guarantee  and 
Trust  Company  of  New  York. 

He  died  at  the  Presbyterian  Hospital  in  New  York  City,  on 
May  20,  1902,  in  the  39th  year  of  his  age,  after  an  illness  of  a 
week  from  pneumonia.  He  was  unmarried.  His  mother  and  a 
sister  survive  him. 

1886 

Cornelius  Gardner  Bristol,  only  son  of  Phineas  Stowe  and 
Elizabeth  (Gardner)  Bristol,  was  born  in  Milford,  Conn.,  on  Octo- 
ber 16,  1863. 

After  graduation  he  entered  Berkeley  Divinity  School  at  Mid- 
dletown,  finished  the  course  in  1889,  and  on  June  5  of  that  year 
was  ordained  Deacon  by  Bishop  Williams.  Aftor  his  ordination 
as  Priest  in  May,  1890,  he  became  Rector  of  St.  Alban's  Church, 
Danielson,  Conn.     Under  his  leadership  the  parish  was  inspired 


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with  renewed  energy  and  built  a  new  church  edifice.  From  there 
he  was  called  to  Hartford,  and  on  September  17,  1893,  entered 
upon  a  service  of  eight  years  as  Rector  of  the  Church  of  the  Good 
Shepherd.  Under  his  care  the  parish  work  expanded  in  many 
directions  through  his  ability  to  enlist  new  workers  and  make 
them  share  his  own  enthusiasm.  His  interests  were  not,  however, 
limited  to  his  own  parish,  but  he  was  in  sympathetic  relations 
with  the  pastors  of  all  denominations,  and  was  a  cordial  sup- 
porter of  every  movement  for  the  welfare  of  the  city. 

For  the  last  three  years  he  was  one  of  the  assistant  secretaries 
of  the  diocese,  and  he  edited  the  parochial  reports  in  the  Journal 
of  1901.  He  was  elected  treasurer  of  the  Berkeley  Divinity 
School  in  1901,  and  completed  an  endowment  for  the  professor- 
ship in  the  School  previously  held,  without  salary,  by  Bishop 
Williams.  In  1894  he  was  made  secretary  and  treasurer  of  the 
Church  Scholarship  Society,  and  as  executive  ofiicer  largely 
increased  the  available  funds  of  the  Society,  through  the  return 
of  money  given  to  earlier  candidates  for  the  ministry.  He  was 
chairman  of  the  Hartford  Archdeaconry,  also  a  member  of  the 
Church  Building  Fund  Commission. 

He  was  vice-president  of  the  Yale  Alumni  Association  of  Hart- 
ford, and  many  Yale  friends  will  cherish  the  memory  of  his  genial 
and  unselfish  friendliness  and  Christian  manhood. 

Mr.  Bristol  had  long  suffered  from  weakness  of  the  heart,  but 
his  death  followed  two  surgical  operations  for  obstruction  in  the 
gall  bladder.  He  died  at  his  home  on  November  30,  1901,  at  the 
age  of  38  years. 

He  married,  on  January  28,  1891,  Carrie  E.,  daughter  of  Henry 
H.  and  Myra  C.  G.  Lowrie,  of  Plainfield,  N.  J.,  who  survives  him 
with  a  son  and  daughter.     Two  other  children  died  in  infancy. 

1887 

Franklin  Adams  Meacham,  son  of  Frank  Meacham,  M.D., 
Surgeon  in  the  TTnited  States  Army  during  the  Civil  War,  and 
Ellen  Bruce  (Adams)  Meacham,  was  born  at  Cumberland  Gap, 
Ky.,  on  October  28,  1862.  During  his  college  course  his  home 
was  at  Fort  Douglas,  Utah. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  Medical  Department  of  the 
University  of  Virginia  and  completed  the  three  years'  course  in 
one  year,  receiving  the  degree  of  M.D.  in  June,  1889.  He  then 
settled  in  Salt  Lake  City,  Utah,  and  achieved  unusual  success  in 


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his  profession.  The  following  spring  he  was  elected  City  Physi- 
cian, being  the  first  "Gentile"  ever  chosen  to  that  position,  and 
in  June,  1892,  became  a  member  of  the  Territorial  Board  of 
Health.  In  1894-5  he  took  an  advanced  course  of  study  in 
bacteriology  and  surgical  pathology  in  Johns  Hopkins  Hospital. 
He  was  for  a  time  Associate  Surgeon  of  the  Holy  Cross  Hospital 
of  Salt  Lake  City,  and  on  April  6,  1896,  was  appointed  Chief 
Surgeon  of  the  same,  and  also  President  of  the  Board  of  United 
States  Pension  Examining  Surgeons  of  Utah.  Shortly  afterward, 
on  April  28,  he  was  chosen  Surgeon  of  the  Utah  National  Guard, 
with  the  rank  of  Major,  and  at  the  outbreak  of  the  Spanish  war 
was  placed  in  command  of  the  Hospital  Corps  of  that  Guard. 

In  June,  1898,  he  was  appointed  Senior  Surgeon  of  the  Second 
Regiment,  U.  S.  Volunteer  Engineers,  with  the  rank  of  Major, 
and  was  with  them  through  unusual  exposure  and  hardships.  He 
served  at  Camp  Wikoff  and  in  Savannah,  went  to  Havana, 
November  19,  1898,  and  the  following  April  was  assigned  to 
duty  as  Chief  Operating  Surgeon,  Pathologist  and  Bacteriologist 
of  the  Military  Hospital,  No.  1,  in  that  city.  He  was  then 
ordered  to  the  Philippines,  and  on  October  21,  1899,  was 
appointed  Brigade-Surgeon  in  General  McArthur's  Division,  on 
the  staff  of  General  Joseph  Wheeler,  First  Brigade,  and  served 
in  many  engagements  of  the  brigade  during  its  advance  north 
from  Angeles  to  Dagupan.  On  April  15,  1900,  he  was  appointed 
Chief  Surgeon,  Third  Military  District,  Department  of  Northern 
Luzon,  with  headquarters  at  Dagupan,  and  in  December,  was 
assigned  to  the  duty  of  President  of  the  Board  of  Health  of 
Manila. 

Dr.  Meacham  died  at  Manila,  P.  I.,  on  April  14,  1902,  of  heart 
failure  caused  by  overwork  among  cholera  patients.  He  was  in 
his  40th  year.  He  was  a  devoted  soldier  and  highly  esteemed  by 
his  comrades  and  all  who  knew  him. 

He  was  a  member  of  the  American  Medical  Association,  the 
Rocky  Mountain  Interstate  Medical  Association,  and  the  Utah 
State  Medical  Association  ;  and  in  1896-7  was  vice-president  of 
the  Salt  Lake  County  Medical  Society  and  of  the  Utah  Micro- 
scopical Society. 

Dr.  Meacham  contributed  a  number  of  papers  to  medical  jour- 
nals, and  published  a  "Synopsis  of  Clinical  Surgery,"  containing 
an  account  of  the  surgical  cases  treated  in  the  Holy  Cross  Hos- 
pital in  1892. 


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He  married,  on  February  18,  1896,  Sarah  Grace,  daughter  of 
Samuel  W.  and  Anna  C.  Thomson,  of  New  York  City,  who  sur- 
vives him  with  twin  daughters. 

1888 

James  Howard  McMillan,  son  of  Hon.  James  and  Mary  L. 
(Wetmore)  McMillan,  was  born  at  Detroit,  Mich.,  on  September 
17,  1866.     He  was  prepared  for  college  by  a  private  tutor. 

The  year  after  graduation  he  spent  as  a  student  in  the  Yale 
Law  School,  and  then  entered  the  law  office  of  W.  H.  Wells 
(Univ.  Mich.  1874),  afterward  senior  partner  in  the  firm  of  Wells, 
Angell,  Boynton  &  McMillan,  of  which  Mr.  McMillan  became  a 
member  on  January  1,  1891.  He  was  admitted  to  the  Michigan 
bar  in  March,  1890,  and  practiced  his  profession  until  the  out- 
break of  the  Spanish  war. 

He  entered  the  U.  S.  Volunteer  service  as  Captain  and  Assist- 
ant Quartermaster  on  June  1,  1898,  and  two  days  afterward 
was  commissioned  Brigadier  Quartermaster  on  the  staff  of  Gen- 
eral H.  M.  Duffield,  and  stationed  at  Camp  Alger,  Falls  Church, 
Va.  During  the  hurried  expedition  to  Cuba  he  showed  unusual 
executive  ability  and  consideration  for  the  comfort  of  the  men  in 
his  charge.  He  reached  Siboney  on  June  27,  and  was  with  the 
Thirty-Third  Michigan  Volunteers  at  Aguadores  on  July  1.  For 
meritorious  service  in  this  engagement  he  was  nominated  for 
appointment  as  Major.  On  July  18,  he  was  assigned  to  duty 
under  Colonel  C.  H.  Humphrey  as  Chief  Quartermaster  of  the 
Santiago  expedition.  He  was  relieved  from  this  duty  on  August 
25,  1898,  after  all  troops  on  the  original  expedition  had  been  sent 
North.  He  was  subsequently  honorably  discharged,  and  returned 
to  his  law  practice.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Detroit  and 
American  Bar  Associations. 

On  his  return  from  Cuba  he  was  attacked  by  malarial  fever, 
from  which  he  did  not  fully  recover.  The  last  year  of  his  life 
he  spent  in  Arizona,  California  and  Colorado,  and  was  at  Colorado 
Springs  with  his  family  for  several  months.  His  condition  was 
considered  favorable  until  a  week  before  his  death,  when  he  was 
taken  with  a  hemorrhage.  After  this  he  failed  rapidly,  and  died 
of  tuberculosis,  on  May  9,  1902.     He  was  35  years  of  age. 

His  residence  was  at  Grosse  Pointe  Farms,  of  which  he  was 
for  some  years  village  trustee.  He  was  vice-president  and  direc- 
tor of  the  Detroit  &  Cleveland  Line  of  Steamers,  also  vice-presi- 


dent  of  the  Michigan  Malleable  Iron  Co.,  and  of  the  Wabash 
Portland  Cement  Co.,  and  director  of  the  Marine  Savings  Bank. 
He  was  a  member  and  for  some  time  trustee  of  the  Jefferson 
Avenue  Presbyterian  Church. 

He  married,  on  June  18,  1890,  Julie  Yilier,  daughter  of  Alex- 
ander and  Elizabeth  J.  (Ingersoll)  Lewis,  who  survives  him  with  a 
daughter,  his  son  having  died  at  Colorado  Springs  one  month 
previous.  Three  brothers  have  graduated  from  Yale,  respec- 
tively, B.A.  1884  and  1894  and  Ph.B.  1897. 

Alfred  Raymond,  son  of  Rossiter  Worthington  Raymond,  a 
mining  engineer  of  New  York  City,  and  Sarah  Mellen  (Dwight) 
Raymond,  was  born  on  August  31,  1865,  at  Lakeville,  Conn.,  and 
was  fitted  for  college  at  the  Brooklyn  (N.  Y.)  Polytechnic  Insti- 
tute, and  at  the  Hill  School,  Pottstown,  Pa. 

While  in  college  he  was  a  member  of  the  University  Glee 
Club,  a  contributor  of  prose  and  verse  to  the  Yale  Literary 
Magaziney  and  a  skillful  illlustrator  of  the  Yale  Record. 

After  graduation  he  took  the  course  in  architecture  in  the 
Columbia  School  of  Mines,  in  New  York,  receiving  the  degree  of 
Ph.B.  in  1891,  and  was  then  in  office  work  in  New  York  for  a 
year  and  a  half.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Twenty-third  Regi- 
ment of  Brooklyn,  but  was  not  called  into  active  service  except 
at  the  time  of  the  Buffalo  strike  and  other  scenes  of  disorder. 

In  February,  1893,  in  company  with  a  Columbia  classmate,  he 
sailed  for  Naples,  and  after  a  year  of  travel,  entered  the  Ecole 
des  Beaux  Arts  in  Paris,  in  March,  1894.  During  the  following 
summer  he  visited  Normandy,  Brittany,  and  the  Isle  of  Jersey, 
and  in  the  fall  set  out  from  Paris  on  a  more  extensive  trip, 
including  Italy,  Sicily,  Greece,  Austria  and  Hungary,  as  well  as 
the  more  frequented  countries  of  Europe.  In  the  spring  of  1895 
he  returned  to  Paris,  and  in  July  sailed  for  home. 

On  May  1,  1896,  he  opened  an  office  for  the  practice  of  archi- 
tecture, with  Henry  Hornbostel,  Ph.B.,  a  classmate  and  later 
Lecturer  in  Columbia  University.  Both  as  a  member  of  this 
firm  and  individually,  he  was  engaged  in  several  professional 
undertakings,  chiefly  in  the  design  and  construction  or  recon- 
struction of  city  and  country  residences.  In  1899,  he  became 
the  assistant  of  his  father  in  editing  the  Transactions  of  the 
American  Institute  of  Mining  Engineers. 


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Mr.  Raymond  died  at  his  home  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  of  typhoid 
fever,  on  October  28,  1901,  at  the  age  of  36  years.  He  was 
unmarried.  He  was  president  of  the  Young  Men's  League  and 
of  the  Plymouth  League,  both  connected  with  Plymouth  Church, 
of  whieh  he  was  an  active  member  and  officer, 

1889 

Leopold  Hernandez  Francke,  seventh  of  the  eight  sons  of 
Jonas  Robert  Francke,  a  sugar  merchant  in  the  Cuban  trade, 
and  Fabiana  (Hernandez)  Francke,  was  born  at  Havana,  Cuba,  on 
March  14,1867. 

After  graduation  he  was  in  the  office  of  J.  H.  Winchester  & 
Co.,  ship  brokers  in  New  York  City,  four  months,  and  then  with 
the  New  York  and  Cuba  Steamship  Co.  a  year.  He  then  studied 
stock  brokerage  in  a  number  of  New  York  offices,  and,  in  1892, 
became  a  member  of  the  New  York  Stock  Exchange.  In  Janu- 
ary, 1894,  with  his  brother  Albert  (Yale  Ph.B.  1891),  he  estab- 
lished the  firm  of  L.  H.  &  A.  Francke,  stock  brokers,  with 
offices  in  Exchange  place,  and  recently  in  William  street.  His 
home  was  at  Lawrence,  Long  Island,  N.  Y. 

Mr.  Francke  died  at  Roosevelt  Hospital,  New  York  City,  on 
April  16,  1902.  He  had  been  ill  for  three  weeks  with  appendi- 
citis followed  by  pneumonia,  but  his  death  was  immediately  due 
to  paralysis.     He  was  35  years  of  age. 

He  married,  on  April  20,  1892,  Elise  Irving,  daughter  of 
Charles  R.  and  Mary  I.  Huntington,  of  New  York  City,  and  had 
two  daughters,  who,  with  their  mother,  survive.  Besides  his 
brother  Albert,  who  was  his  partner,  five  other  brothers  are  liv- 
ing, one  being  a  graduate  of  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School  in 
1876,  another  of  the  Academical  Department  in  1886  and  another 
of  Columbia  University  in  1880.  An  older  brother  (Yale  Ph.B. 
1877)  is  deceased. 

Elmer  Francis  Letcher,  son  of  Francis  O.  Letcher,  a  farmer 
and  member  of  the  First  Connecticut  Heavy  Artillery  in  the 
Civil  War,  and  Dilana  (Houghton)  Letcher,  was  born  on  Septem- 
ber 28,  1866,  in  Union,  Conn.  In  1872  he  moved  with  his  parents 
to  Southbridge,  Mass.,  and  was  fitted  for  college  in  the  high 
school  in  that  place. 

After  graduation  he  studied  a  year  in  the  Yale  Theological 
Seminary,  and  engaged  in  teaching  in  South  Dakota,  where  he 


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was  principal  in  the  high  schools  successively  at  Mellette,  St. 
Lawrence  and  Clark.  He  read  law  in  the  office  of  T.  H.  Null, 
Esq.,  at  Huron,  was  admitted  to  the  South  Dakota  bar,  May 
9,  1893,  and  on  November  9,  1896,  to  practice  in  the  Supreme 
Court,  but  continued  to  devote  much  of  his  time  to  teaching. 
He  removed  to  Flandreau,  Moody  County,  where,  in  1898,  he 
taught  during  the  winter,  and  the  following  spring  took  a  posi- 
tion in  the  Grand  Rapids  High  School.  He  afterwards  returned 
to  Moody  County,  and  was  establishing  a  successful  practice, 
when  taken  with  a  fatal  illness.  He  died  at  the  home  of  his 
parents  in  Southbridge,  Mass.,  on  August  31,  1901,  in  his  35th 
year.  He  was  unmarried.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Christian 
Church  at  Sioux  Falls,  S.  D. 

1891 

Matthias  Charles  Arnot,  son  of  John  Arnot,  a  member  of 
Congress,  banker  and  first  Mayor  of  Elmira,  N.  Y.,  was  born  in 
Elmira  on  October  22,  1867.  His  mother  was  Anne  Elizabeth, 
daughter  of  Charles  Hulett,  of  Horseheads,  N.  Y.  He  was  fitted 
for  college  under  Mr.  J.  Ernest  Whitney  (Yale  1882)  in  New 
Haven. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  Chemung  Canal  Bank  in 
Elmira,  founded  by  his  grandfather  in  1833,  and  at  the  time  of 
his  death  was  Cashier  and  First  Vice-President.  He  had  gained  a 
wide  knowledge  of  scientific  subjects,  and  during  each  of  his 
visits  to  Europe  he  made  a  special  study  of  some  scientific  prob- 
lem. He  was  for  a  time  President  of  the  Elmira  Academy  of 
Science. 

He  died  of  meningitis  following  an  operation  for  appendici- 
tis, on  July  31,  1901,  in  his  34th  year.  He  was  undemonstrative 
in  manner,  but  exerted  an  unusual  influence  for  good  in  the  com- 
munity by  his  quiet  but  manly  example.  He  was  a  member  of 
Trinity  Church. 

He  married  on  April  19,  1897,  Miss  Alice  Hale,  daughter  of  Dr. 
Thaddeus  D.  Up  de  Graff,  of  Elmira,  who  died  in  March,  1898. 
He  afterward  married  Elizabeth  Burr,  daughter  of  Charles  E. 
and  Harriet  (Burr)  Thorne  of  Auburn,  N.  Y.  She  survives  him 
without  children.  A  brother  graduated  from  Yale  University  in 
the  class  of  1885  and  an  uncle  in  1856. 


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1892 


George  Lawton  Coit,  son  of  George  Mumford  and  Emily 
A.  (Kilbiirn)  Coit,  was  born  in  Hartford,  Conn.,  on  September 
12,  1869.  He  was  fitted  for  college  at  St.  John's  Military- 
School,  Manlius,  N.  Y.,  and  Phillips  Academy,  Exeter,  N.  H. 
During  and  after  his  college  course  his  home  was  in  Brooklyn, 
N.  Y. 

For  a  few  months  immediately  following  graduation  he  was 
with  the  New  York  and  New  Jersey  Telephone  Company,  and 
from  November,  1892,  to  October,  1894,  with  the  Franklin 
Trust  Company,  both  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.  Since  then  he  had 
been  an  insurance  broker  in  New  York. 

He  served  five  years  in  Company  A  of  the  Twenty-third  Regi- 
ment of  New  York.  He  was  a  communicant  of  Trinity  parish, 
New  York,  and  was  active  in  mission  work. 

Mr.  Coit  had  not  been  in  good  health  for  some  time,  but  no 
cause  was  known  for  taking  his  own  life,  which  he  did  by  shoot- 
ing himself  in  the  grounds  of  Packer  Institute,  Brooklyn,  on  May 
24,  1902.     He  was  32  years  of  age  and  unmarried. 

Donald  Rose  Hinckley,  son  of  Henry  Rose  Hinckley  (Yale 
1859)  and  Mary  Wright  (Barrett)  Hinckley,  and  great-grandson 
of  Jonathan  Huntington  Lyman  (Yale  1802),  was  born  on  Sep- 
tember 18,  1869,  in  Northampton,  Mass.  He  was  fitted  for  col- 
lege at  the  Waltham  New  Church  School,  Waltham,  Mass. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  Medical  School  of  Harvard 
University,  from  which  he  received  the  degree  of  Doctor  of 
Medicine  in  1896.  He  sei'ved  for  eighteen  months  in  the  Boston 
City  Hospital,  after  which  he  began  practice  in  New  Haven.  In 
1899  he  was  appointed  Assistant  in  Physical  Diagnosis  in  the 
Yale  Medical  School,  and  was  just  entering  his  third  year  in  this 
service. 

While  at  his  father's  home  in  Northampton  he  accidentally 
shot  himself  with  a  revolver  which  he  was  examining,  and  died 
half  an  hour  after,  on  October  14,  1901,  at  the  age  of  32  years. 

A  brother  graduated  at  Yale  in  the  same  class,  and  three 
others  respectively  in  1889,  189V  and  1900. 


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1896 

Max.  Howard  Kershow,  son  of  Jeremiah  Kershow,  a  native 
of  Philadelphia,  Pa.,  and  afterward  engaged  in  the  real  estate 
and  mining  business  in  Denver,  Col.,  was  born  in  the  latter  city 
on  April  24,  1872.  His  mother  was  before  marriage  Elizabeth 
Monroe  Kehler,  of  Shepardstown,  W.  Va.  He  was  fitted  for 
college  at  St.  Paul's  School,  Concord,  N.  H.,  and  Cheltenham 
Academy,  Ogontz,  Pa.  His  home  during  his  college  course  was 
Philadelphia. 

After  graduation  he  was  a  student  at  the  Harvard  Law  School 
from  1895  to  1897,  and  then  went  to  California  for  the  benefit  of 
his  health.  He  died  of  paresis  at  San  Francisco,  Cal.,  on  June 
27,  1901,  at  the  age  of  29  years.     He  was  unmarried. 

1897 

William  Stone  Hubbell,  Jr.,  son  of  Rev.  William  Stone 
Hubbell,  D.D.  (Yale  1858)  and  Caroline  (Southmayd)  Hubbell,. 
and  grandson  of  Rev.  Stephen  Hubbell  (Yale  1826),  was  born 
on  November  8,  1874,  in  Somerville,  Mass.,  where  his  father  was 
pastor  of  the  Franklin  Street  Congregational  Church.  In  1881 
the  family  residence  was  removed  to  Buffalo,  N.  Y.,  from  which 
he  entered  college. 

After  graduation  he  began  a  course  in  the  Harvard  Law  School, 
but  at  the  outbreak  of  the  Spanish  war  in  1898,  he  enlisted  in 
Battery  A,  First  Artillery  Regiment,  Connecticut  Volunteers. 
He  spent  the  summer  in  camp  at  Niantic,  and  was  mustered  ou  t 
of  service  on  October  25.  During  the  next  year  he  was  in  the 
office  of  Hollister  &  Babcock,  brokers,'  in  New  York  City,  after 
which  he  engaged  in  the  mining  business  in  Rapid  <5ity. 
South  Dakota.  He  then  returned  East,  and  became  an  assistant 
civil  engineer  for  the  Long  Island  (N.  Y.)  Railroad  Company. 
After  only  a  month  of  service  in  this  capacity,  on  June  11,  1901, 
he  accidentally  stepped  in  front  of  an  approaching  train  and 
received  a  compound  fracture  of  the  skull,  of  which  he  died  a 
few  hours  later  at  St.  Mary's  Hospital,  Brooklyn.  He  was  in 
the  27th  year  of  his  age.  A  brother  graduated  at  Wesleyan 
University  in  1898. 

Clarence  Marsh  Reed,  second  son  of  Stephen  E.  Reed,  Sec- 
retary of  the  Stamford  Manufacturing  Co.,  and  Jennie  (Calhoun) 
Reed,  was  born  on  May  30,  1876,  at  Stamford,  Conn.,  and  was 


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fitted  for  college  at  King's  school  at  that  place.  While  in  college 
he  stood  high  in  scholarship.  He  was  also  a  member  of  the  Uni- 
versity baseball  nine. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  New  York  Law  School,  from 
which  he  received  the  degree  of  Bachelor  of  Law  in  June,  1899. 
He  was  admitted  to  the  New  York  bar  the  same  month,  and  had 
since  been  in  the  real  estate  department  of  Alexander  &  Green 
in  that  city. 

Mr.  Reed  died  at  his  home  in  Stamford,  on  May  24,  1902,  of 
heart  failure  following  pneumonia,  after  an  illness  of  about  two 
weeks.  He  had  nearly  completed  his  26th  year,  and  was  unmar- 
ried. He  was  a  member  of  St.  Andrew's  Protestant  Episcopal 
Church.  A  brother  graduated  from  the  Sheffield  Scientific 
School  in  1895. 

Carl  Herman  Schultz,  son  of  Carl  Herman  Schultz  (Lissa 
1849)  and  Louise  (Eisplatt)  Schultz,  was  born  on  August  3,  ISYS, 
in  New  York  City,  and  was  prepared  for  college  at  Dr.  Sachs' 
Scliool. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  business  of  Carl  H.  Schultz, 
manufacturer  of  artificial  mineral  waters  in  his  native  city,  and 
after  its  incorporation  in  1897,  was  secretary  and  treasurer  of 
the  company  until  his  death.  In  1899  he  began  a  course  of 
study  in  chemistry  at  Johns  Hopkins  University,  but  was  obliged 
to  give  it  up  on  account  of  failing  health.  He  died  at  home  in 
New  York  after  an  illness  of  several  months  of  Bright's  disease, 
on  May  27,  1901,  in  his  26th  year.  A  brother  graduated  at  the 
Sheffield  Scientific  School  in  the  class  of  1897. 

1898 

Adelbert  Stone  Hay,  son  of  Hon.  John  Hay,  LL.D.,  (Brown 
1858),  and  Clara  (Stone)  Hay,  was  born  in  Cleveland,  O.,  on 
November  1,  1876,  and  was  fitted  for  college  at  Westminster 
School,  then  at  Dobbs  Ferry,  N.  Y. 

For  several  months  after  graduation  he  acted  as  secretary  to 
his  father,  when  the  latter  was  Ambassador  to  Great  Britain  and 
afterwards  when  he  became  Secretary  of  State  in  the  cabinet  of 
President  McKinley.  He  then  made  a  trip  to  the  Philippines  as 
a  passenger  on  an  army  transport,  and  took  part  as  a  volunteer 
in  several  engagements.  In  December,  1899,  he  was  appointed 
United  States  Consul  at  Pretoria,  in  South  Africa.  There  he 
discharged   the   peculiarly   delicate    and   exacting    duties  of  his 


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office  with  rare  tact  and  good  judgment,  and  won  the  confidence 
and  esteem  of  both  Boers  and  British.  Through  the  siege  he 
remained  at  his  post,  but  when  quiet  was  restored  and  American 
interests  were  believed  to  be  safe  again  he  availed  himself  of  the 
leave  of  absence  granted  him  some  time  before,  and  in  Novem- 
ber, 1900,  he  sailed  for  home,  spending  some  time  in  London  on 
the  way.  In  April,  1901,  soon  after  reaching  Washington,  he 
resigned  the  consulate,  and  accepted  the  office  of  Assistant  Sec- 
retary to  the  President  of  the  United  States,  and  would  have 
assumed  those  duties  on  July  1,  1901. 

On  the  evening  of  June  22,  the  Saturday  before  Commence- 
ment, he  reached  New  Haven  to  attend  the  Triennial  Reunion 
of  his  class,  for  which  he  was  one  of  the  committee  of  arrange- 
ments. He  had  a  room  on  the  third  floor  of  the  New  Haven 
House.  It  is  supposed  that  before  retiring  early  on  the  morning 
of  June  23d,  he  sat  in  his  window,  and  that  he  was  either  over- 
come by  drowsiness  or  in  some  other  way  lost  his  balance,  and 
fell  to  the  pavement  below.  He  was' instantly  killed.  He  was 
unmarried,  and  in  his  25th  year.  His  tragic  death  saddened  the 
exercises  of  the  Commencement  season,  and  part  of  the  festivi- 
ties of  his  class  reunion  were  given  up.  His  brief  career  had 
the  mark  of  worthy  service,  and  the  promise  of  future  achieve- 
ment was  unusually  brilliant. 

1899 

Hugh  Moffat  Bissell,  son  of  Edward  Watson  Bissell,  a  mer- 
chant of  Detroit,  Mich.,  was  born  in  that  city,  on  March  1,  1877, 
and  was  prepared  for  college  at  Phillips  Academy,  Andover, 
Mass.     His  mother's  name  was  Margaret  H.  (Moffat)  Bissell. 

After  graduation  he  entered  Columbia  Law  School,  and  was  in 
his  Senior  year,  when  he  contracted  typhoid  fever  and  died  after 
an  illness  of  three  weeks  at  St.  Luke's  Hospital,  New  York  City, 
on  November  8,  1901,  in  the  25th  year  of  his  age.  He  was  a 
member  of  the  Fort  Street  Presbyterian  Church  of  Detroit. 

1900 

Sidney  Gray  Bristol,  son  of  William  Franklin  and  Annie  L. 
Bristol,  was  born  on  August  14,  1876,  at  Mt.  Pleasant,  Racine 
Countj^,  Wise,  and  was  prepared  for  college  at  Racine  and 
Phillips  (Andover)  Academies.  In  1896  he  entered  Williams 
College  and  remained  until  May,  1898,  when  he  enlisted  in  the 
Second   New   York  Volunteers,  and  was   in   camp   for   severa 


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months  at  Chickamauga,  Tampa,  and  elsewhere.  He  was  mus- 
tered out  of  service  on  October  26,  and  then  joined  the  Junior 
class  in  Yale,  his  home  being  at  Battle  Creek,  Mich. 

The  year  after  graduation  he  studied  at  the  Harvard  Law 
School,  and  was  devoting  the  summer  vacation  to  business. 
While  thus  engaged  in  southern  Vermont  he  stopped  in  Brattle- 
boro,  and  was  passing  the  night  with  a  classmate.  He  had  risen 
from  bed  in  his  sleep,  as  is  supposed,  and  in  returning  accident- 
ally aroused  his  classmate,  who  mistook  him  for  a  burglar  and 
shot  him  with  a  revolver  which  he  was  accustomed  to  keep  within 
reach,  the  charge  entering  the  abdomen  and  severing  the  iliac 
artery.  Mr.  Bristol  died  in  about  half  an  hour,  on  July  19,  1901. 
He  was  in  his  25th  year.  His  ideals  were  high  and  his  life  was 
exemplary. 

1901 

Norton  Myron  Skiff,  son  of  Myron  and  Lissie  (Sage)  Skiff, 
was  born  on  November  12,  1877,  at  Tyrone,  Schuyler  County, 
N.  Y.,  but  removed  to  Dundee,  Yates  County,  and  was  fitted  for 
college  in  the  high  school  of  that  place.  He  supported  himself 
during  his  course  at  Yale  by  his  own  earnings  and  was  much 
respected  by  his  classmates. 

He  spent  the  summer  after  graduation  in  the  office  of  the  Sec- 
retary of  the  University,  where  he  was  specially  engaged  in 
work  on  the  Directory  of  Living  Graduates.  He  also  rendered 
valuable  service  to  the  Bicentennial  Executive  Committee.  In 
the  autumn  he  entered  the  Junior  class  of  the  Law  School,  also 
acting  as  Assistant  Registrar  of  that  department  of  the  Uni- 
versity. 

Mr.  Skiff  died  after  an  illness  of  two  weeks  from  pneumonia, 
at  the  Yale  Infirmary,  on  January  30,  1902,  in  his  25th  year. 

Charles  Ai  Thomas,  son  of  Homer  J.  and  Elsie  A.  (Parmelee) 
Thomas,  was  born  on  January  5,  1873,  at  Gaylordsville,  in  New 
Milford,  Conn.,  and  was  fitted  for  college  at  Williston  Seminary, 
Easthampton,  Mass. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  offices  of  the  New  York,  New 
Haven  &  Hartford  Railroad,  in  New  Haven.  During  his  college 
course  he  had  suffered  from  stomach  trouble,  but  toward  the  end 
of  November,  1901,  he  was  taken  with  appendicitis,  of  which  he 
died  in  New  Haven,  on  December  3.  He  was  28  years  of  age, 
and  unmarried.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Congregational  Church 
in  New  Milford. 


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YALE  MEDICAL  SCHOOL. 

1852 

Nathaniel  Marston  Freeman,  son  of  Rev.  Nathaniel  Free- 
man (Yale  1805),  and  Mary  Baron  (Fox)  Freeman,  was  born  at 
Weston,  Fairfield  County,  Conn.,  on  October  25,  1821,  and 
before  entering  the  Medical  School,  studied  in  Greenfield 
Academy,  Fairfield,  Conn.  His  residence  while  a  student  in 
New  Haven  was  Easton,  Conn.,  where  his  father  was  for  some 
time  pastor  of  the  Congregational  Church. 

After  graduation  he  settled  in  New  York  City,  where  he  prac- 
ticed his  profession  with  success  until  his  retirement  some  years 
ago. 

His  health  had  been  good,  and  he  died  at  home  suddenly  of 
cardiac  disease,  on  April  18,  1902,  at  the  age  of  80  years.  He 
was  an  elder  of  the  Prospect  Hill  (Dutch)  Reformed  Church. 

He  married,  on  March  16,  1854,  Vestiana,  daughter  of  Abraham 
Quackenbush,  of  New  York  City,  whose  death  occurred  in  Octo- 
ber, 1901.  A  son  (B.S.  and  C.E.  New  York  Univ.  1876),  and  a 
daughter  survive. 

1863 

Frank  Benjamin  Tuttle,  son  of  Zopher  and  Nancy  (Sherman) 
Tuttle,  was  born  in  June,  1840,  at  Prospect,  Conn.  Before  enter- 
ing the  Yale  Medical  School  he  studied  in  the  Naugatuck  (Conn.) 
High  School  and  in  Canton  Academy,  Canton,  N.  Y. 

After  graduation  he  settled  in  Naugatuck,  Conn.,  where  he  had 
since  practiced  his  profession.  He  was  visiting  physician  to  the 
Waterbury  Hospital,  and  at  the  time  of  his  death  President  of 
the  New  Haven  County  Medical  Society. 

Dr.  Tuttle  died  at  his  home  in  Naugatuck  on  April  21,  1902, 
in  his  6 2d  year.  He  was  a  member  of  St.  Michael's  Protestant 
Episcopal  Church. 

He  married  on  February  20,  1868,  Ella  Augusta,  daughter  of 
Emory  D.  Mann  of  Naugatuck,  who  died  in  1893.  He  afterward 
married  Anne  M.  A.,  daughter  of  James  Sloan  of  Rochester, 
N.  Y.  By  the  first  marriage  he  had  a  daughter  and  son,  of 
whom  the  former  is  deceased.  The  son  is  a  physician  in 
Naugatuck. 


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YALE  LAW  SCHOOL. 

1884 

George  Nelson  Frazine,  son  of  Newton  and  Emeline  (Hamil- 
ton) Frazine,  was  born  on  August  25,  1860,  in  the  town  of  Sugar 
Grove,  Warren  County,  Pa.  He  graduated  from  the  State  Nor- 
mal School  in  Fredonia,  N.  Y. 

In  the  summer  of  1880  he  entered  the  law  office  of  Brown  & 
Stone  in  Warren,  Pa.,  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  1883,  and  then 
entered  the  Yale  Law  School  for  Senior  year. 

After  graduation  he  returned  to  practice  in  Warren,  and  on 
March  1,  1885,  formed  a  partnership  with  James  Wiggins,  Esq., 
under  the  name  of  Wiggins  &  Frazine,  which  continued  until 
October,  1893.  The  following  April  he  moved  to  Buffalo,  N.  Y., 
where  he  afterward  practiced.  Early  on  the  morning  of  January 
16,  1902,  he  went  on  business  to  the  neighboring  town  of  Tona- 
wanda,  where  he  was  instantly  killed  by  a  locomotive.  He  was 
41  years  of  age. 

He  married,  on  September  26,  1889,  in  Buffalo,  N.  Y.,  Matilda, 
daughter  of  Martin  and  Magdalena  Schaefer,  of  Warren,  Pa.,  who 
died  in  1892,  leaving  a  son.  A 'few  days  before  his  death  he 
married  Hattie  Almeda,  daughter  of  William  and  Sarah  (Stepp) 
Miller,  of  Buffalo. 

1893 

John  Joseph  Clerkin,  son  of  Thomas  Clerkin,  a  clock  maker, 
and  Julia  (Lynch)  Clerkin,  was  born  in  New  Haven,  Conn.,  on 
May  19,  1856.  With  the  design  of  becoming  a  priest  he  received  a 
college  education  at  Holy  Cross  College,  Worcester,  Mass.,  tak- 
ing the  degree  of  Bachelor  of  Arts  in  1877.  His  tastes,  how- 
ever, led  him  to  other  work,  and  he  entered  the  Yale  Law  School. 

After  graduation  he  went  into  partnership  with  his  classmate 
David  T.  McNamara  (now  deceased),  in  New  Haven,  and  under 
the  name  of  McNamara  &  Clerkin  practiced  his  profession  until 
about  three  years  before  his  death,  when  he  was  obliged  to  lay- 
aside  his  work  on  account  of  serious  illness,  from  which  he  did 
not  recover.  Besides  his  law  practice  he  was  clerk  in  the  office 
of  the  Town  Clerk,  from  1887  to  1889.  Mr.  Clerkin  died  at 
Middletown,  Conn.,  on  October  1,  1901,  at  the  age  of  45  years. 

He  married,  on  July  3,  1882,  Elizabeth  R.,  daughter  of  Michael 
Walsh,  of  New  Haven,  who  survives  him  with  a  daughter. 


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YALE  DIVINITY  SCHOOL. 

1872 

Edwin  Bailey  Burrows,  son  of  Edwin  Augustus  and  Martha 
Maria  (Grant)  Burrows,  was  born  on  June  30,  1841,  in  Mayville, 
Chautauqua  County,  N.  Y.  At  the  age  of  twenty  he  entered 
the  army  and  served  through  the  Civil  War,  gaining  the  rank  of 
Major  in  the  Quartermaster's  Department.  After  his  discharge 
he  began  his  theological  studies  in  Lane  Seminary,  but  entered 
the  Yale  Divinity  School  at  the  beginning  of  Senior  year. 

In  the  autumn  after  graduation,  October  11,  1872,  he  was 
ordained  pastor  of  the  Congregational  Church  in  Lebanon,  O., 
where  he  remained  two  years.  He  was  then  pastor  successively 
at  Mount  Vernon,  O.,  from  1875  to  1879  ;  at  Springfield,  Mo., 
about  two  years;  at  Webster  Groves,  Mq.,  from  1883  to  1888  ; 
and  at  Jamestown,  in  his  native  county,  from  1889  to  1893.  In 
1893-4  he  was  General  Missionary  in  Western  New  York.  In 
1896  he  became  editor  and  manager  of  the  New  Hampshire 
Record^  in  Concord,  N.  H.,  and,  besides  rendering  valuable  ser- 
vice to  the  churches,  had  nearly  brought  the  paper  to  a  paying 
basis  when  he  was  suddenly  stricken  with  an  illness,  from  which 
he  never  fully  recovered.  While  editing  this  paper,  he  also 
served  the  church  in  Dublin,  and  afterward  in  Penacook. 

He  died  in  Hillsboro,  N.  H.,  on  January  15,  1902,  in  his  61st 
year.     His  widow  survives  him  without  children. 

1880 

Frank  Theodore  Clark,  son  of  William  A.  and  Elizabeth 
Clark,  was  born  on  March  7,  1857,  in  Buckland,  Mass. 
.  After  completing  his  course  in  the  Yale  Divinity  School,  he 
went  as  a  Home  Missionary  to  Washington  (Ty.),  and  was 
ordained  at  Cheney  on  December  18,  1881,  after  which  he  was 
at  Spokane  until  some  time  in  1882.  He  was  living  in  Colville, 
Wash.,  without  charge,  in  1888,  and  some  time  later  went  to 
British  Columbia.  He  left  the  ministry,  studied  law,  and  is  said 
to  have  practiced  in  Boston,  and  at  one  time  to  have  been  in 
business  with  a  brother. 

His  death  occurred  in  February,  1901,  at  a  sanitarium  in  El 
Paso,  Texas.  He  was  in  the  44th  year  of  his  age.  His  wife  is 
also  deceased. 


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1890 


Joseph  Jansex  Spencer,  son  of  Rev.  William  and  Mary 
(Shaffer)  Spencer,  was  born  in  Somerset,  Perry  County,  O.,  on 
September  6,  1862,  graduated  from  Otterbein  College,  Wester- 
ville,  O.,  in  1884,  and  three  years  later  entered  the  Yale  Divinity 
School. 

He  was  ordained  in  October,  1890,  and  after  serving  the  church 
at  Freetown,  Bristol  County,  Mass.,  a  year,  he  was  pastor  of  the 
Union  Congregational  Church  in  North  Brookiield,  Worcester 
County,  Mass.,  until  1900.  In  June  of  that  year  he  took  orders 
in  the  Protestant  Episcopal  Church,  and  had  been  chosen  as  one 
of  the  clergy  of  Grace  Church,  New  York  City,  when  ill  health 
compelled  him  to  seek  a  change  of  climate.  He  died  at  Los 
Angeles,  Cal.,  on  July  1,  1901,  in  his  39th  year. 

He  married,  on  April  24,  1894,  Mary,  daughter  of  Daniel 
Hoffman,  of  New  York  City,  who  survives  him.  Their  only 
child,  a  son,  died  in  infancy. 

1894 

William  Llavtddog  Evans,  son  of  James  and  Sara  (Thomas) 
Evans,  was  born  on  May  16,  1868,  in  Penybryn,  Llanfihangel- 
arath,  County  of  Carmarthen,  Wales.  He  graduated  at  the 
Presbyterian  College,  Carmarthen,  in  1891,  and  at  once  came  to 
the  United  States,  and  entered  the  Yale  Divinity  School. 

Immediately  after  receiving  his  degree  at  the  latter  he  began 
to  supply  the  Congregational  Church  in  Plymouth,  Pa.,  was 
ordained  on  September  3,  1894,  and  continued  as  pastor  there  to 
the  close  of  his  life.  He  died  on  September  26,  1900,  from 
typhoid  fever,  but  his  decease  has  not  been  previously  reported. 
He  was  32  years  of  age. 

Mr.  Evans  married,  on  June  2,  1898,  Gertrude,  daughter  of 
John  C.  and  Rachel  (Jones)  Jones,  of  Plymouth,  Pa.,  who  sur- 
vives him. 

Samuel  George  Heckman,  only  son  of  Rev.  John  and  Kath- 
erine  (Schramm)  Heckman,  was  born  on  June  3,  1869,  at  Mosel, 
on  the  shore  of  Lake  Michigan,  near  Sheboygan,  Wise.  He 
moved  with  his  parents  in  1873  to  Cincinnati,  O.,  where  his 
father  organized  and  has  been  for  the  past  thirty  years  pastor  of 
the    German    Reformed    Church.      After   graduating   from    the 


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University  of  Cincinnati  in  1891,  he  entered  the  Yale  Divinity 
School. 

During  a  part  of  his  Seminary  course  he  supplied  at  Lysander, 
N.  Y.,  and  on  December  28,  1894,  was  ordained  pastor  of  Eman- 
ual  Congregational  Church,  Watertown,  N.  Y.,  where  he  worked 
for  five  years  with  unusual  success.  In  1899  he  resigned  his 
pastorate  on  account  of  his  father's  serious  illness,  but  on  his 
father's  recovery  he  accepted  a  call  to  Newport,  Ky.,  where,  as 
in  his  former  charge,  he  soon  gained  a  strong  hold  on  the  com- 
munity. He  was  president  of  the  Licking  Valley  Christian 
Endeavor  Society. 

In  the  fall  of  1900,  he  was  forced  to  leave  his  work,  suffering 
from  exhaustion  and  from  a  severe  cold,  from  which  he  never 
rallied.  He  died  at  Cincinnati,  after  an  illness  of  about  a  year 
from  bronchitis,  on  August  13,  1901,  at  the  age  of  32  years.  He 
was  not  married. 


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1853 

GiLBEET  EzEKiEL  Palen,  SOD  of  Rufus  and  Eliza  (DeWitt) 
Paleti,  was  born  on  May  3,  1832,  in  Palenville,  Green  County, 
N.  Y.,  but  entered  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School  in  1852  from 
Saugerties,  in  the  adjoining  county  of  Ulster.  He  took  the 
courses  in  applied  chemistry  and  engineering. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  Albany  Medical  School,  from 
which  he  received  the  degree  of  M.D.  in  1855.  He  then  went  to 
Pennsylvania,  and  practiced  a  number  of  years  each  in  Canaden- 
sis, Monroe  County  and  Tunkhannock,  Wyoming  County.  In 
ISYY,  he  moved  to  Germantown,  now  a  part  of  Philadelphia,  and, 
after  continuing  medical  practice  for  a  time,  began  the  manu- 
facture of  the  widely-known  compound  oxygen,  as  a  member  of 
the  firm  of  Starkey  &  Palen.  He  was  president  of  the  Overland 
Telegraph  Company  and  of  the  Wayne  Chemical  Company, 
and  treasurer  of  the  Ocean  City  (N.  J.)  Association.  He  had 
large  financial  interests  in  Florida  and  the  West. 

He  was  an  active  member  and  trustee  of  the  First  Methodist 
Episcopal  Church  of  Germantown.  He  had  been  identified  with 
the  Prohibition  party  since  its  formation.  He  received  the  degree 
of  LL.D.  from  the  American  University  of  Harriman,  Tenn.,  in 
1900. 

Dr.  Palen  died  of  pneumonia  at  his  summer  home  in  Ocean 
City,  on  July  28,  1901,  at  the  age  of  69  years.  He  had  been  ill 
for  several  weeks  from  a  complication  of  troubles,  but  his  decease 
was  entirely  unexpected. 

He  married,  on  September  19,  1860,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of 
John  Burr  and  Mary  (More)  Gould,  of  Roxbury,  N.  Y.,  and 
sister  of  Mr.  Jay  Gould.  Mrs.  Palen,  their  daughter  and  one  of 
their  three  sons,  survive.  The  daughter  graduated  from  Wellesley 
College  in  1888  and  the  son  from  Haverford  College  in  1892,  and 
from  Hahnemann  Medical  College,  Philadelphia,  in  1895. 

1862 

Clarence  King,  only  son  of  James  Rivers  and  Florence 
(Little)  King,  was  born  in  Newport,  R.  I.,  on  January  6,  1842. 
Until  after  his  student  days  his  name  was  Clarence  Rivers  King. 
His  great-grandfather,  William  Little,  graduated  at  Yale  College 


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in  1777.  His  grandfather  was  one  of  the  pioneer  merchants  in 
the  Chinese  trade,  and  to  this  business  his  father  with  three 
brothers  succeeded,  but  died  in  1848  in  Araoy,  China.  During 
the  financial  crisis  of  1857,  the  family  property  which  had 
remained  in  the  business  was  lost.  After  the  death  of  her  hus- 
band Mrs.  King  devoted  herself  to  the  education  of  her  son, 
studying  ancient  and  modern  languages  in  order  to  teach  them 
to  him.  His  school  education  was  mainly  in  Hartford,  Conn. 
Early  in  life  he  showed  a  fondness  for  the  study  of  natural 
phenomena,  and  this  was  further  developed  during  the  summer 
vacations  among  the  Green  Mountains. 

During  the  winter  following  graduation  he  was  a  student  of 
glaciology  under  Agassiz,  and  of  art  under  Russell  Sturgis.  In 
the  spring  of  1863,  in  company  with  his  friend  James  Terry 
Gardiner  (Hon.  Ph.B.  1868)  he  started  on  a  horseback  journey 
from  the  Missouri  River  across  the  continent.  He  crossed  the 
Sierra  Nevada  Mountains  on  foot,  and  on  reaching  California 
joined  the  California  Geological  Survey  as  a  volunteer  assistant. 
Before  the  close  of  the  year,  with  Professor  William  H.  Brewer, 
then  in  charge  of  the  field  work  of  the  Survey,  he  explored  the 
region  about  Mount  Shasta,  and  during  the  following  winter 
made  a  study  of  the  Mariposa  gold  mines,  and  discovered  in  the 
slates  of  the  gold  belt  fossils  which  solved  the  problem  of  their 
age.  The  next  j'ear  he  explored  the  southern  Sierra  Nevadas, 
climbed  to  the  summit  of  the  lofty  Mount  Whitney,  which  he 
named,  and  during  the  winter  began  an  exploration  of  Arizona, 
which  was  interrupted  by  his  capture  by  hostile  Apaches.  He 
was  rescued,  however,  just  in  time  to  escape  torture. 

In  1866  he  returned  east,  and  in  1867  was  appointed  by  Con- 
gress Chief  of  the  United  States  Geological  Exploration  of  the 
40th  Parallel,  covering  the  topography,  geology  and  natural  his- 
tory along  that  parallel  from  the  eastern  slope  of  the  Rocky 
Mountains  to  the  Pacific  Ocean.  In  his  capacity  of  organizer 
and  for  ten  years  director  of  this  undertaking,  he  laid  the  founda- 
tions of  a  systematic  survey  of  the  country  and  raised  the  stand- 
ard of  geological  work.  He  made  a  study  of  the  geological  rela- 
tions of  the  ore  deposits  of  the  region  surveyed,  the  direct 
application  of  which  to  the  development  of  the  mineral  wealth 
of  the  country  was  shown  in  1870  in  "Mining  Industry,"  a  work 
written  jointly  by  himself  and  Mr.  James  D.  Hague.  In  that 
year  he  discovered  on  the  slopes  of  Mt.  Shasta  the  first  glaciers 
actually  known  to  exist  in  the  United  States. 


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In  1872  he  rendered  a  service  of  the  highest  value  to  the  finan- 
cial world  by  his  exposure  of  the  diamond  fraud,  in  which  a  cer- 
tain district  in  Wyoming  in  the  territory  of  his  survey  had  been 
"salted"  wdth  diamonds.  The  field  work  of  this  survey  was 
completed  in  1873,  and  was  described  in  "Professional  Papers  of 
the  Engineering  Department,  U.  S.  A."  Of  this  series  Mr.  King 
wrote  the  first  volume,  which  appeared  in  1878,  and  is  entitled 
"  Systematic  Geology."  It  is  still  considered  a  masterly  summary 
of  the  principles  of  the  science. 

In  March,  1879,  on  the  recommendation  of  the  National  Acad- 
emy of  Sciences  and  on  lines  laid  down  by  himself,  a  law  was 
passed  by  Congress  consolidating  the  national  surveys  in  the 
field,  and  establishing  the  United  States  Geological  Survey  as  a 
bureau  of  the  Interior  Department.  Mr.  King  was  appointed  the 
first  director,  and  showed  rare  judgment  in  selecting  for  the 
various  branches  men  fitted  to  maintain  the  high  standard  which 
he  set.  He  prepared  the  First  Annual  Report  of  the  Survey 
(1880)  and  the  paper  "On  the  Physical  Constants  of  Rocks"  in 
the  Third  Report  (1883).  After  thoroughly  organizing  the  Sur- 
vey on  broad  lines,  and  most  efficiently  guiding  its  activities  for 
two  years,  he  presented  his  resignation,  which  was  regretfully 
accepted  by  President  Garfield  on  March  12,  1881. 

Circumstances  compelled  him  to  devote  most  of  his  time  there- 
after to  the  more  directly  remunerative  occupation  of  mining 
engineer.  In  his  examination  of  mines  he  visited  nearly  every 
part  of  the  American  continent,  and  so  thorough  was  his  knowl- 
edge of  the  subject  that  he  acted  as  legal  as  well  as  scientific 
adviser  in  many  important  mining  suits. 

On  assuming  charge  of  the  Survey  he  at  once  established  a 
laboratory  of  experimental  physics.  An  important  result  of  this 
was  his  paper  on  the  "Age  of  the  Earth,"  which  was  printed  in 
the  American  Journal  of  Science  of  January,  1893,  and  which 
takes  high  rank  among  modern  scientific  memoirs.  He  had 
acquired  an  exceptional  familiarity  with  the  phenomena  of  the 
interior  of  the  earth,  and  had  not  given  up  his  plans  for  future 
geological  investigations  on  an  extensive  scale.  He  had  formu- 
lated in  his  mind  a  new  theory  of  the  earth,  which  he  hoped  to 
work  out  at  leisure. 

For  the  United  States  Census  of  1880  Mr.  King  planned  and 
supervised  the  collection  of  full  and  accurate  statistics  of  the 
precious  metals,  the  high  value  of  which  has  resulted  in   the 


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annual  collection  of  statistics  of  the  mineral  resources  of  the 
United  States  by  the  Geological  Survey  since  then. 

At  the  anniversary  of  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School  in  June, 
IS'Z'Z,  he  delivered  the  address  on  "  Catastrophisra  and  the  Evo- 
lution of  Environment,"  which  was  printed  in  the  American 
Naturalist.  He  also  wrote  other  scientific  papers,  which  appeared 
in  the  American  Journal  of  Science^  and  one  on  Glacial  Phe- 
nomena in  the  Proceedings  of  the  Boston  Society  of  Natural  His- 
tory (1876).  Besides  these  he  contributed  twx)  or  three  articles 
of  timely  interest  to  the  Forum, 

In  1870,  as  a  result  of  his  early  experiences  in  California,  he 
published  "Mountaineering  in  the  Sierra  Nevada,"  a  volume  of 
scenic  description  which  was  especially  appreciated  in  England, 
where  it  was  esteemed  by  far  the  best  work  of  its  kind  that  had  been 
written.  Two  articles  in  the  Century  Magazine,  on  the  "  Helmet 
of  Mambrino  "  and  the  "  Biographers  of  Lincoln  "  are  regarded, 
however,  as  showing  more  than  anything  else  he  wrote  the  exqui- 
site delicacy  of  his  literary  touch.  He  had  a  charming  personal- 
ity, attractive  on  many  sides,  wit  of  rare  refinement  as  well  as 
quickness,  and  remarkable  conversational  powers. 

Mr.  King  was  elected  a  fellow  of  the  Geological  Society  of 
London  in  1874,  and  a  fellow  and  member  of  the  council  of  the 
American  Geographical  Society  in  1877.  He  was  also  a  life 
member  of  the  American  Institute  of  Mining  Engineers.  He 
received  the  degree  of  Doctor  of  Laws  from  Brown  University  in 
1890. 

He  had  shown  through  life  wonderful  powers  of  physical 
endurance,  but  in  the  early  part  of  1901,  after  making  an  exami- 
nation of  some  mining  property  during  very  inclement  weather, 
he  was  taken  with  pneumonia.  On  his  recovery  from  this  it  was 
discovered  that  he  had  contracted  tuberculosis,  probably  during 
a  visit  to  the  Klondike  the  previous  summer.  He  tried  several 
changes  of  climate  in  the  vain  hope  of  relief,  and  a  few  months 
later  died  in  Phoenix,  Ariz.,  on  December  24,  1901.  He  was  in 
the  60th  year  of  his  age,  and  was  never  married.  His  mother 
survives  him  at  Newport,  and  there  the  burial  took  place. 

1871 

John  Wool  Griswold,  son  of  John  Augustus  and  Elizabeth 
(Hart)  Griswold,  was  born  in  Troy,  N.  Y.,  on  August  30,  1850. 
He  was  a  grand-nephew  of  General  John  Ellis  Wool,  a  soldier  in 


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the  War  of  1812,  the  Mexican  and  Civil  Wars.  His  father  was 
an  iron  and  steel  manufacturer,  trustee  of  Rensselaer  Polytechnic 
Institute,  Mayor  of  Troy,  member  of  Congress,  and  a  friend 
whose  aid  to  Captain  John  Ericsson  at  a  critical  time  secured  the- 
construction  of  the  Monitor. 

The  son  studied  three  years  in  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School, 
taking  the  special  course,  but  received  the  degree  of  Bachelor  of 
Philosophy  and  was  enrolled  with  his  class  in  1898. 

After  finishing  his  course  at  New  Haven  he  engaged  in  special- 
ties in  iron  manufacture,  having  works  at  Troy  and  Sterling,  111; 
He  was  elected  in  1890  a  trustee  of  the  Troy  Savings  Bank,  and 
of  the  Troy  Orphan  Asylum.  He  was  a  member  and  trustee  of 
the  Second  Street  Presbyterian  Church  in  Troy.  For  some  time 
past  his  residence  had  been  in  Bennington,  Vt. 

He  died  suddenly  of  heart  disease  at  Chicago,  111.,  on  January 
2,  1902,  in  his  52d  year. 

He  married  in  1878  Sara  Noyes,  daughter  of  George  M.  Tib- 
bits,  of  Troy,  N.  Y.  After  her  decease  he  married  in  1885  Sarah 
Perry,  daughter  of  Charles  R.  Randall,  of  New  Bedford,  Mass. 
The  latter  survives  him  with  two  daughters  and  a  son,  the  son 
being  an  undergraduate  at  Williams  College. 

1872 

Charles  Lewis  Johnson,  son  of  David  Treat  Johnson,  a  con- 
tractor and  builder  and  during  the  Civil  War  Captain  of  the  23d 
Connecticut  Volunteers,  was  born  in  Ansonia,  Conn.,  on  March 
15,  1850.  His  mother's  maiden  name  was  Sarah  Lindley.  He 
had  hoped  to  enter  West  Point  and  follow  his  father's  footsteps 
into  the  army,  but  failed  to  secure  an  appointment.  He  was  then 
at  once  admitted  to  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School. 

For  a  few  months  after  graduation  he  was  a  clerk  in  the  post 
office  at  Ansonia,  but  the  following  spring  entered  the  office  of 
the  Candee  Rubber  Company,  in  New  Haven,  with  which  he 
was  continuously  connected  thereafter.  His  ability  was  soon 
recognized,  and  a  year  later  he  became  Secretary  of  the  company, 
and  in  188V  Treasurer,  with  a  general  oversight  of  the  selling 
department.  In  1892,  when  the  United  States  Rubber  Company 
was  formed,  he  was  elected  Secretary  and  Director  in  Charge  of 
Sales,  and  in  May,  1901,  to  the  important  and  very  responsible 
position  of  General  Manager.  He  was  also  a  member  of  the 
executive  committee  and  director  of  the  compan}^,  and  director 


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of  other  companies  for  the  manufacture  of  rubber  and  other 
goods.  The  office  of  Treasurer  of  the  Candee  Company  he  con- 
tinued to  hold  to  the  close  of  his  life,  but  resigned  that  of  Secre- 
tary of  the  United  States  Rubber  Company  in  1896.  He  was 
devoted  to  his  business,  and  usually  took  but  short  vacations,  but 
in  the  summer  of  1898  enjoyed  an  extended  trip  abroad.  He 
frequently  wrote  articles  for  the  trade  journals. 

During  the  spring  and  early  summer  of  1901  Mr.  Johnson  had 
not  been  at  all  well,  but  continued  his  official  duties,  and  later  in 
the  summer  steadily  improved  in  health,  and  his  death  was  en- 
tirely unexpected.  It  occurred  at  his  home  in  New  Rochelle, 
N.  Y.,  from  hemorrhage  of  the  brain,  on  October  8,  1901.  He 
was  51  years  of  age.  He  was  known  for  his  integrity  and  for  an 
uncommon  equability  of  temperament. 

He  married,  in  Paris,  France,  in  June,  1899,  Bertha,  daughter 
of  H.  P.  Moorhouse,  for  many  years  the  representative  of  the 
Candee  Company  on  the  continent.  Mrs.  Johnson  survives  him 
with  a  young  son. 

1877 

James  Blair  Murray,  son  of  Stewart  and  Jane  (Oatley) 
Murray,  was  born  on  June  17,  1856,  at  Preston,  Conn.,  and  en- 
tered the  Sheffield  Scientific  School  in  the  Junior  class. 

After  graduation  he  taught  school  in  Scotland  and  Poque- 
tanuck,  Conn.,  and  during  the  last  eight  years  was  bookkeeper 
for  the  United  States  Finishing  Co.,  at  Greenville,  a  suburb  of 
Norwich,  Conn. 

He  died  at  his  home  in  Greenville  on  January  4,  1902,  after  an 
illness  of  three  hours  from  heart  disease.    He  was  45  years  of  age. 

He  married,  on  March  19,  1890,  Jennie  L.,  daughter  of  Joseph 
and  Emeline  (Williams)  Perry,  who  survives  him  without  chil- 
dren. 


1884 

Elwood  Harvey  Allcutt,  son  of  Wallace  P.  and  Anna 
(Temple)  Allcutt,  was  born  in  Milwaukee,  Wise,  on  June  21, 
1861.  After  a  preparatory  course  at  Phillips  Academy,  Ando- 
ver,  Mass.,  he  entered  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School  from  Kansas 
City,  Mo. 

Upon  graduation  he  returned  to  Kansas  City,  where  he  was 
engaged  in  the  packing  business  with  his  father  until  ill  health 


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obliged  him  to  seek  a  change  of  climate.  He  went  first  to 
Arizona  and  then  to  Pasadena,  Cal.,  where  he  died  of  consump- 
tion on  April  18,  1902,  at  the  age  of  40. years. 

He  married  on  April  12,  1887,  Adeline  Russell,  daughter  of 
Wallace  Pratt  (Union  1849),  a  lawyer  of  Kansas  City.  Mrs. 
Allcutt,  with  a  daughter  and  son,  survives. 

1893 

Geoege  Albert  Hutchinson,  son  of  George  C.  and  Charlotte 
A.  (Foley)  Hutchinson,  was  born  on  May  28,  1872,  in  Chicago, 
111.,  and  fitted  for  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School  at  the  Manual 
Training  School  in  that  city,  and  under  a  private  tutor. 

Upon  graduation  he  entered  the  firm  of  W.  H.  Hutchinson  & 
Son,  in  Chicago,  manufacturers  of  patent  bottle  stoppers,  and 
after  the  death  of  his  father  in  1897  became  the  sole  manager  of 
the  business. 

He  died  at  home  after  an  illness  of  less  than  a  day  from  pto- 
maine poison,  on  September  13,  1901,  at  the  age  of  29  years.  He 
was  unmarried.     He  was  a  member  of  the  Church  of  the  Epiphany. 

1894 

Morgan  Prout  Brooks,  son  of  Edwin  Andrew  and  Hermione 
(Deane)  Brooks,  was  born  in  New  Haven,  Conn.,  on  January  25, 
1874.  He  prepared  for  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School  at  the 
Hopkins  Grammar  School,  and  took  the  Select  Course. 

Alter  graduation  he  entered  the  firm  of  Brooks  &  Co.,  import- 
ers and  dealers  in  hats,  furs  and  leather  goods,  at  the  corner  of 
Chapel  and  State  streets,  in  the  store  of  which  his  father  became 
proprietor  in  1  874.  He  was  successful  in  business,  but  evidences 
of  consumption  compelled  him  in  November,  1898,  to  seek  change 
of  climate  in  the  Adirondaftks  and^  among  the  pines  of  North 
Carolina,  and  for  the  last  winter  and  spring  in  California.  The 
sojourn  on  the  Pacific  coast  was  apparently  beneficial,  but  the  end 
came  suddenly  at  the  ranch  near  Santa  Barbara  where  he  was  stay- 
ing with  his  family.  He  died  on  May  13,  1902,  at  the  age  of  28 
years.  He  was  unusually  refined  in  his  tastes,  and  was  a  member 
of  St.  Paul's  Church. 

Mr.  Brooks  married,  on  November  14, 1899,  Elizabeth,  daughter 
of  John  G.  Stetson,  a  merchant  of  New  York  City,  who  survives 
him  with  an  infant  son. 


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1894 

Joui!i  Ckist  Peck,  son  of  Jonathan  Crist  and  Susan  J. 
(Wood)  Peck,  was  born  on  April  4,  1874,  in  Newburgh,  N.  Y., 
where  his  father  was  a  furniture  dealer.  He  studied  at  the  Siglar 
Preparatory  School  in  that  city  and  then  took  the  course  in 
mechanical  engineering  in  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School. 

For  about  three  years  after  graduation  he  was  head  draughts- 
man for  the  Betts  Machine  Company  of  Wilmington,  Del.,  and 
the  following  year  was  Instructor  in  Mechanical  Engineering  in 
Lehigh  University,  South  Bethlehem,  Pa. 

He  died  at  his  home  in  Newburgh  on  December  28,  1901,  after 
an  illness  of  three  years  from  consumption.  He  was  27  years  of 
age  and  unmarried.  He  was  a  member  of  the  American  Re- 
formed Church. 

1895 

Robert  Austin  Hamlin,  son  of  John  Austin  Hamlin,  a  promi- 
nent manufacturer  and  proprietor  of  the  Grand  Opera  House  in 
Chicago,  111.,  and  Mary  Eleanor  (Hart)  Hamlin,  was  born  in  Chi- 
cago on  September  3,  1874.  After  preparation  at  the  Hill  School, 
Pottstown,  Pa.,  he  entered  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School,  where 
he  was  business  manager  of  the  Scientific  Moiithly,  a  member  of 
the  Yale  Banjo  Club,  and  class  historian,  and  was  active  in  social 
life. 

Several  months  following  graduation  he  spent  in  the  study  of 
German  in  Munich  and  French  in  Paris,  and  in  travel;  and  then 
from  1896  to  1900  was  a  student  of  architecture  in  the  Ecole  des 
Beaux  Arts  in  Paris,  where  he  won  unusual  distinction.  When  he 
had  nearly  completed  his  course,  on  reaching  Paris  from  a  tour 
of  examination  of  the  architectural  monuments  of  Italy,  he  was 
taken  seriously  ill,  and  although  able  to  return  to  this  country, 
nothing  could  be  done  to  arrest  the  disease,  and  he  died  of  quick 
consumption  about  a  month  after  reaching  Phoenix,  Ariz.,  on 
December  10,  1901.     He  was  27  years  of  age  and  unmarried. 

Three  brothers  graduated  from  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School 
respectively  in   1887,  1888  and  1892. 

1896 

John  Harkness  Wray,  Jr.,  son  of  John  Harkness  Wray,  a 
retired  merchant,  and  Elizabeth  (Sloane)  Wray,  was  born  on 
October  20,  1875,  in  New  York  City.     After  preliminary  study 


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at  the  Cutler  School  in  that  city  he  entered  the  Sheffield  Scien- 
tific School  and  took  the  course  in  civil  engineering. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  wholesale  drygoods  house  of 
a  relative  in  New  York  City. 

While  driving  across  the  tracks  of  the  Erie  Railroad  at 
Highland  Mills,  Orange  county,  N.  Y.,  he  was  killed  by  the  cars 
on  the  morning  of  August  29,  1901.  He  was  25  years  of  age 
and  unmarried.  A  brother  graduated  from  the  Sheffield  Scien- 
tific School  in  1899. 

1897 

Charles  Russell  Bement,  son  of  George  W.  and  Helen  F. 
(Brotherton)  Bement,  was  born  on  April  16,  1S15,  in  Terre  Haute, 
Ind.,  and  fitted  for  college  at  Phillips  Academy,  Andover,  Mass. 

After  graduation  from  the  Scientific  School  he  went  into  the 
grocery  business  with  his  father.  On  June  12,  1901,  while 
returning  home  on  horseback  from  a  ride  in  the  country  his  horse 
shied  at  a  passing  trolley  car  and  sprang  in  front  of  another  car, 
which  knocked  the  horse  down.  Mr.  Bement  was  thrown  under 
the  horse  and  was  so  crushed  that  he  died  without  regaining  con- 
sciousness.    He  was  26  years  of  age.     He  was  unmarried. 

Barclay  Ward  Kountze,  son  of  Luther  and  Annie  Parsons 
(Ward)  Kountze,  was  born  on  February  27,  1876,  in  Paris,  France, 
and  was  fitted  for  college  at  St.  Paul's  School,  Concord,  N.  H. 

After  graduation  he  went  into  the  banking  business  with  his 
father  in  New  York  City,  and  was  soon  afterward  admitted  to 
the  firm  of  Kountze  Brothers.  Owing  to  overwork  his  health 
failed  and  he  was  planning  a  long  rest,  but  was  taken  down  with 
typhoid  fever  and  pneumonia,  of  which  he  died  three  weeks  later, 
at  the  summer  home  of  his  parents  in  Morristown,  N.  J.,  on 
August  29,  1901,  in  his  26th  year.  He  was  unmarried.  A  brother 
graduated  from  the  Academical  Department  in  1899. 

1900 

Harry  Albert  Chask,  son  of  George  Franklin  and  Augusta 
Ann  (Staples)  Chase,  was  born  on  March  2,  1876,  in  Boulder, 
Col.  After  studying  at  the  Colorado  State  Preparatory  School 
there,  he  entered  the  University  of  Colorado,  and  received  the 
degree  of  Bachelor  of  Science  in  1899.  The  following  autumn 
he  joined  the  Senior  class  in  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School  and 
took  the  course  in  civil  engineering. 


204 

Upon  completing  his  studies  at  Yale  he  was  for  a  short  time 
connected  with  the  Burlington  and  Missouri  Railroad,  and  then 
entered  the  service  of  the  Liberty  Bell  Gold  Mining  Co.,  near 
Telluride,  Col.  *He  had  just  been  advanced  from  the  position  of 
Chief  Assayer  to  that  of  Assistant  Superintendent. 

Mr.  Chase  met  his  death  on  February  28,  1902,  while  attempt- 
ing to  rescue  victims  of  a  snow  slide  on  Smuggler  Mountain, 
near  Telluride,  being  himself  overwhelmed  by  the  snow.  He 
was  in  his  26th  year  and  was  unmarried.  His  brother  (B.A. 
University  of  Colorado  1866  ;  Ph.D.  Yale  1891)  is  Assistant 
Astronomer  at  the  Yale  Observatory. 

William  Pukviance  Irwin,  son  of  William  Henry  and 
Mary  I.  (Purviance)  Irwin,  was  born  on  October  4,  1879,  in 
Allegheny,  Pa.,  and  spent  the  two  years  preceding  his  entrance 
to  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School  at  the  Lawrenceville  (N.  J.) 
School. 

After  graduation  he  engaged  in  engineering  work,  but  had 
recently  become  associated  with  his  brother  in  the  management 
of  the  Rosedale  Foundry  in  Allegheny. 

He  died  of  typhoid  fever  at  his  home  at  Edgeworth,  Pa., 
twelve  miles  west  of  Pittsburg,  on  September  30,  1901,  having 
nearly  completed  his  22d  year.  He  was  quiet  and  thorough,  and 
of  much  promise.  A  brother  and  two  sisters  survive  him,  both 
parents  being  deceased. 

1901 

Robert  Morse  Chamberlin,  son  of  Humphrey  B.  and  Alice 
(Packard)  Chamberlin,  was  born  in  Oswego,  N.  Y.,  on  May  8, 
1880.  His  father  was  a  native  of  Manchester,  Eng.,  and  at  the 
age  of  10  years  the  son  removed  with  his  family  to  London, 
where  his  father  was  in  the  insurance  business.  His  preliminary 
training  was  at  Craigmore  College,  Clifton,  Eng. 

While  a  student  in  New  Haven  he  was  president  of  the  Shef- 
field Debating  Club,  editor  of  the  Tale  Scientific  Monthly,  class 
treasurer  and  secretary,  and  won  a  Two- Year  Honor  for  excellence 
in  all  the  studies  of  Junior  and  Senior  year. 

Mr.  Chamberlin  died  of  typhoid  fever  at  his  home  in  New 
Haven  immediately  after  graduation,  on  July  2,  1901,  at  the 
age  of  2 1  years.     His  inother  and  sister  survive  him. 


BXJl^'l^^J^TR.ir 


ACADEMICAL  DEPAETMENT 


(Yale  College) 


Name  and  Age 
Samuel  Porter,  91 
Milo  N.  Miles,  94 
Samuel  M.  Hopkins,  88 
Josiah  Abbott,  90 
William  B.  Corbyn,  87 
Lewis  Hall,  86 
Sylvester  Southard,  84 
John  Curwen,  79 
John  F.  Lay,  79 
Daniel  L.  Shearer,  82 
Nathan  W.  Williams,  86 
John  Avery,  82 
Benjamin  T.  Eames,  83 
Asahel  A.  Stevens,  84 
Douglas  K.  Turner,  78 
George  W.  Warner,  80 
Charles  W.  Camp,  80 
Joseph  W.  Backus,  78 
Henry  B.  Harrison,  80 
Henry  [H.]  Brace,  73 
William  W,  Carpenter,  78 
Nathaniel  A.  Hyde,  74 
Henry  Hitchcock,  72 
Isaac  E.  Carey,  79 
Franklin  W.  Fisk,  81 
Albert  G.  Green,  73 
William  H.  Jessup,  71 
William  B.  Lee,  73 
Mark  B.  Moore,  80 
Albert  P.  Condit,  72 
John  A.  Woodhull,  76 
Henry  S.  Sanford,  69 
Henry  H.  Babcock,  68 
Albert  W.  Bishop,  69 
William  M.  Hudson,  68 
Kinsley  Twining,  69 
Henry  Baldwin,  68 
Charles  A.  Dupee,  70 
Hiram  L.  Howard,  73 
Eobert  C.  Shoemaker,  65 


Place  and 
Farmington,  Conn. 
DesMoines,  la. 
Auburn,  N.  Y. 
Winchendon,  Mass. 
'.Quincy,  111. 
Jamestown,  N.  Y. 
Fishkill,  N.  Y. 
Harrisburg,  Pa. 
Batavia,  N.  Y. 
Cambridge,  Mass. 
Providence,  E.  I. 
Norwich,  Conn. 
East  Greenwich,  E.  I. 
Peoria,  111. 
Harts ville,  Pa. 
Bridgeport,  Conn. 
Sierra  Madre,  Cal. 
Farmington,  Conn. 
New  Haven,  Conn. 
Catskill,  N.  Y. 
Marshfield,  Or. 
Ludlow,  Vt. 
St.  Louis,  Mo. 
Huntsburg,  O. 
Chicago,  111. 
Eeading,  Pa. 
Scranton,  Pa. 
Spokane,  Wash. 
Buffalo,  N.  Y. 
West  Orange,  N.  J. 
Chicago,  111. 
New  Milford,  Conn. 
New  Haven,  Conn. 
Buffalo,  N.  Y. 
Hartford,  Conn. 
New  Haven,  Conn. 
Allston,  Mass. 
Chicago,  111. 
Worcester,  Mass. 
Forty  Fort,  Pa. 


Time  of  Death 

Sept.  3,  '01 

July  4,  '01 

Oct.  29,  '01 

Nov.  27,  '01 

March  28,  '02 

April  1,  '02 

Nov.  6,  '01 

July  2,  '01 

Sept.  27,  '01 

April  17,  '02 

April  16,  '02 

April  23,  '02 

Oct.  6,  '01 

July  16,  '01 

March  8,  '02 

Dec.  24,  '01 

May  8,  '02 

July  4,  '01 

Oct.  29,  '01 

July  10,  '01 

May  13,  '02 

July  19,  '01 

March  18,  '02 

March  6,  '02 

July  4,  '01 

May  22,  '02 

Jan.  16,  '02 

Nov.  3,  '01 

May  27,  '02 

Dec.  14,  '01 

Feb.  1,  '02 

Nov.  2,  '01 

Dec.  2,  '01 

Nov.  29,  '01 

Oct.  30,  '01 

Nov.  4,  '01 

Jan.  22,  '02 

March  26,  '02 

July  25,  '01 

Feb.  16,  '02 


206 


Class  Name  and  Age 

1856  Levi  L.  Paine,  69 

1857  William  C.  Case,  65 
1857  Douglas  F.  Forrest,  64 
1857  Edward  W.  Hitchcock,  68 

1857  Samuel  Scoville,  67 

1858  George  P.  Andrews,  66 

1858  Eobert  Morris,  63 

1859  William  H.  Anderson,  66 
1859  Truman  A.  Post,  64 

1859  Alfred  J.  Taylor,  68 

1860  Lyman  B.  Bunnell,  69 

1860  Charles  D.  Foules,  61 

1861  John  H.  Mitchell,  59 

1863  Charles  W.  Coit,  60 

1862  Albert  B.  Shearer,  64 

1863  Charles  E.  Sumner,  65 

1864  Charles  H.  Burnett,  59 

1864  Peter  E.  Cortelyou,  58 

1865  Josiah  H.  Bissell,  56 
1865  Manning  F.  Stires,  63 

1865  Edwin  H.  Wilson,  63 

1866  Alexander  D.  Anderson,  58 
1866  George  A.  Lockwood,  57 

1869  Alfred  Bartow,  55 

1870  John  A.  Boss,  51 
1873  Edward  E.  Gaylord,  53 
1873  William  C.  Stewart,  49 
1875  George  H.  Benton,  48 

1875  Edward  W.  Southworth,  48 

1876  Bradbury  Bedell,  46 

1876  William  B.  Lamberton,  46 

1877  William  E.  Whitney,  45 

1879  James  W.  Eaton,  45 

1880  George  D.  White,  43 
1883  William  H.  Stockwell,  38 

1886  Cornelius  G.  Bristol,  38 

1887  Franklin  A.  Meacham,  39 

1888  James  H.  McMillan,  35 

1888  Alfred  Eaymond,  36 

1889  Leopold  H.  Francke,  35 
1889  Elmer  F.  Letcher,  34 
1891  Matthias  C.  Arnot,  33 
1893  George  L.  Coit,  33 
1893  Donald  R.  Hinckley,  33 
1895  Max  H.  Kershow,  39 
1897  William  S.  Hubbell,  36      . 
1897  Clarence  M.  Reed,  35 
1897  Carl  H.  Schultz,  35 


Place  and 
Bangor,  Me. 
Hartford,  Conn. 
Ashland,  Va. 
Saratoga,  N.  Y. 
Philadelphia,  Pa. 
New  York  City 
San  Francisco,  Cal. 
Lowell,  Mass. 
St.Louis,  Mo. 
Huntington,  Mass. 
New  York  City 
Kingston,  Miss. 
Port  Tobacco,  Md. 
Milford,  Conn. 
Philadelphia,  Pa. 
Fitchburg,  Mass. 
Bryn  Mawr,  Pa. 
Marietta,  Ga. 
Lake  Michigan 
Jersey  City,  N.  J. 
Cambridge,  Mass. 
Mount  Vernon,  Va. 
Ossipee,  N.  H. 
Colorado  Springs,  Col. 
Kansas  City,  Mo. 
Pasadena,  Cal. 
New  York  City 
Minneapolis,  Minn. 
New  York  City 
Philadelphia,  Pa. 
Primos,  Pa. 
Boston,  Mass. 
Albany,  N.  Y. 
Utica,  N.  Y. 
New  York  City 
Hartford,  Conn. 
Manila,  P.  I. 
Colorado  Springs,  Col. 
Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 
New  York  City 
Southbridge,  Mass. 
Elmira,  N.  Y. 
Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 
Northampton,  Mass. 
San  Francisco,  Cal. 
Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 
Stamford,  Conn. 
New  York  City 


Time  of  Death 

May  10,  '03 

Dec.  33,  '01 

May  3,  '02 

Sept.  17,  '01 

April  15,  '03 

May  34,  '03 

Nov.  15,  '01 

April  14,  '03 

Jan.  10,  '02 

July  13,  '01 

March  18,  '03 

May  37,  '01 

Nov.  13,  '01 

Oct.  33, 

Oct.  35, 

March  26, 

Jan.  30, 

Feb.  4,  '02 

Nov.  6,  '01 

Feb.  6,  '02 

Nov.  29,  '01 

Nov.  34, 

Sept.  39, 

March  13, 

Oct.  19, 

Nov.  3, 

Jan.  5, 

Nov.  16, 

April  30,  '03 

May  33,  '03 

July  5,  '01 

Jan.  13,  '03 

Aug.  1,  '01 

May  37,  '01 

May  30,  '03 

Nov.  30,  '01 

April  14,  '03 

May  9,  '03 

Oct.  38,  '01 

April  16,  '03 

Aug.  31, 

July  31, 

May  34, 

Oct.  14, 

June  37, 

June  11, 

May  34, 

May  37, 


'01 
'01 
'03 
'01 
'01 
'03 
'01 


'01 
'01 
'03 
'01 
'01 
'01 
'03 
'01 


207 


Class 

Name  and  Age 

Place  and 

Time  of  Death 

1898 

Adalbert  S.  Hay,  24 

New  Haven,  Conn. 

June  23, 

'01 

1899 

Hugh  M.  Bissell,  24 

New  York  City 

Nov.  8, 

'01 

1900 

Sidney  G.  Bristol,  24 

Brattleboro,  Vt. 

July  19, 

'01^ 

1901 

Norton  M.  Skiff,  24 

New  Haven,  Conn. 

Jan.  30, 

'02 

1901 

Charles  A.  Thomas,  28 

New  Haven,  Conn. 

Dec.  3, 

'01 

YALE  MEDICAL  SCHOOL 

1853 

Nathaniel  M.  Freeman,  80 

New  York  City 

April  18, 

'02 

1863 

Frank  B.  Tuttle,  61 

Naugatuck,  Conn. 

April  21, 

'02 

YALE  LAW  SCHOOL 

1884 

George  N.  Frazine,  41 

Tonawanda,  N.  Y. 

Jan.  16, 

'02 

1893 

John  J.  Clerkin,  45 

Middletown,  Conn. 

Oct.  1, 

'01 

YALE  DIVINITY  SCHOOL 

1872 

Edwin  B.  Burrows,  60 

HiUsboro.  N.  H. 

Jan.  15, 

'03 

1880 

Frank  T.  Clark,  43 

El  Paso,  Texas 

Feb., 

'01 

1890 

Joseph  J.  Spencer,  38 

Los  Angeles,  Cal. 

July  7, 

'01 

1894 

William  L.  Evans,  32 

Plymouth,  Pa. 

Sept.  26, 

'00 

1894 

Samuel  G.  Heckman,  32 

Cincinnati,  0. 

Aug.  13, 

'01 

SHEFFIELD  SCIENTIFIC  SCHOOL 

1853 

Gilbert  E.  Palen,  69 

Ocean  City,  N.  J. 

July  28, 

'01 

1862 

Clarence  King,  59 

Phoenix,  Ariz. 

Dec.  24, 

'01 

1871 

John  W.  Griswold,  51 

Chicago,  111. 

Jan.  2, 

'03 

1872 

Charles  L.  Johnson,  51 

New  Eochelle,  N.  Y. 

Oct.  8, 

'01 

1877 

James  B.  Murray,  45 

Greenville,  Conn. 

Jan.  4, 

'02 

1884 

Elwood  H.  AUcutt,  40 

Pasadena,  Cal. 

April  18, 

'03 

1893 

George  A.  Hutchinson,  29 

Chicago,  111. 

Sept.  13, 

'01 

1894 

Morgan  P.  Brooks,  28 

Santa  Barbara,  Cal. 

May  13, 

'03 

1894 

John  C.  Peck,  27 

Newburgh,  N.  Y. 

Dec.  28, 

'01 

1895 

Eobert  A.  Hamlin,  27 

Phoenix,  Ariz., 

Dec.  10, 

'01 

1896 

John  H.  Wray,  25 

Highland  Mills,  N.  Y. 

Aug.  29, 

'01 

1897 

Charles  E.  Bement,  26 

Terre  Haute,  Ind. 

June  12, 

'01 

1897 

Barclay  W.  Kountze,  25 

Morristown,  N.  J. 

Aug.  29, 

'01 

1900 

Harry  A.  Chase,  25 

Telluride,  Col. 

Feb.  28, 

'03 

1900 

William  P.  Irwin,  21 

Edgeworth,  Pa. 

Sept.  30, 

'01 

1901 

Eobert  M.  Chamberlin,  21 

New  Haven,  Conn. 

July  2, 

'01 

The  number  of  deaths  recorded  this  year  is  118,  and  the  average  age  of  the 
graduates  of  the  Academical  Department  is  nearly  61  years. 
The  oldest  living  graduate  of  the  Academical  Department  is  : 
Class  of  1831,  Eev.  Joseph  S.  Lord,  of  Laingsburg,  Mich.,  born  April  26, 
1808. 
The  oldest  living  graduate  of  the  Medical  Department  is  : 
Class  of  1831,  Chauncey  Ayres,  of  Stamford,  Conn.,  bom  August  14, 1808. 


I  isr  ID  E  X 


Members  of  the  Divinity,  Law,  Medical,  and  Scientific  Schools  are  indicated  by  the 
letters  d,  U  m,  and  «,  respectively. 


Class  Page 

1835  Abbott,  Josiah  118 

1884  s  Allcutt,  Elwood  H.  200 

1866  Anderson,  Alexander  D.  169 

1859  Anderson,  William  H.  160 

1858  Andrews,  George  P.  158 

1891  Arnot,  Matthias  C.  184 

1843  Avery,  John  126 


1853  Babcock,  Henry  H.  146 

1846  Backus,  Joseph  W.  131 

1854  Baldwin,  Henry  150 
1869  Bartow,  Alfred  171 
1876  Bedell,  Bradbury  174 
1897  s  Bement,  Charles  R.  203 
1875  Benton,  George  H.  173 
1853  Bishop,  Albert  W.  147 

1899  Bissell,  Hugh  M.  188 
1865  Bissell,  Josiah  H.  167 

1847  Brace,  Henry  [M.J  133 
1886  Bristol,  Cornelius  G.         178 

1900  Bristol,  Sidney  G.  188 
1894  s  Brooks,  Morgan  P.  201 
1860  Bunnell,  Lyman  B.  162 
1864  Burnett,  Charles  H.  165 
1872  d  Burrows,  Edwin  B.  192 

1844  Camp,  Charles  W.  130 

1849  Carey,  Isaac  E.  138 
1847  Carpenter,  William  W.  134 
1857  Case,  William  C.  154 

1901  s  Chamberlin,  Robert  M.  204 
1900  s  Chase,  Harry  A.  203 
1880  d  Clark,  Frank  T.  192 
1893  I  Clerkin,  John  J.  191 
1862  Coit,  Charles  W.  163 
1892  Coit,  George  L.  185 

1850  Condit,  Albert  P.  144 
1839  Corbyn,  William  B.  119 
1864  Cortelyou,  Peter  R.  167 
1841  Curwen,  John  122 


1854  Dupee,  Charles  A.  151 

1843  Eames,  Benjamin  T.  127 

1879  Eaton,  James  W.  176 

1894  d  Evans,  William  L.  193 


Class 

1849  Fisk,  Franklin  W. 

1857  Forrest,  Douglas  F. 

1860  Foules,  Charles  D. 

1889  Francke,  Leopold  H. 

1884  I  Frazine,  George  N. 

1852  m  Freeman,  Nathaniel  M. 

1873  Gaylord,  Edward  E. 

1849  Green,  Albert  G. 

1871  s  Griswold,  John  W. 

1839  HaU,  Lewis 

1895  s  Hamlin,  Robert  A. 

1846  Harrison,  Henry  B. 
1898  Hay,  Adelbert  S. 
1894  d  Heckman,  Samuel  G. 

1892  Hinckley,  Donald  R. 
1857  Hitchcock,  Edward  W. 
1848  Hitchcock,  Henry 
1832  Hopkins,  Samuel  M. 
1855  Howard,  Hiram  L. 
1897  Hubbell,  William  S. 

1853  Hudson,  William  M. 

1893  s  Hutchinson,  George  A. 

1847  Hyde,  Nathaniel  A. 

1900  s  Irwin,  William  P. 


1849  Jessup,  William  H. 

1872  s  Johnson,  Charles  L. 

1895  Kershow,  Max  H. 

1862  s  King,  Clarence 

1897  s  Kountze,  Barclay  W. 

1876  Lamberton,  William  B. 
1841  Lay,  John  F. 

1849  Lee,  William  B. 

1889  Letcher,  Elmer  F. 

1866  Lockwood,  George  A. 

1888  MoMillan,  James  H. 

1887  Meacham,  Franklin  A. 

1831  Miles,  Milo  N. 

1861  Mitchell,  John  H. 

1849  Moore,  Mark  B. 

1858  Morris,  Robert 

1877  s  Murray,  James  B. 


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140 
198 

121 
202 
132 
187 
193 
185 
156 
135 
117 
151 
186 
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201 
134 

204 

141 
199 

186 
195 
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Class 

Page 

Class 

1856 

Paine,  Levi  L. 

153 

1890  d 

1853  s 

Palen,  Gilbert  E. 

195 

1843 

1894  s 

Peck,  Jolin  C. 

202 

1873 

1829 

Porter,  Samuel 

115 

1865 

1859 

Post,  Traman  A. 

160 

1883   • 
1863 

1888 

Raymond,  Alfred 

182 

1859 
1901 

1843 

1897 

Reed,  Clarence  M. 

186 

1870 

Ross.  John  A. 

171 

1863  m 

1852 

Sanford,  Henry  S. 

145 

1853 

1897 

Schnltz,  Carl  H. 

187 

1857 

Scoville,  Samuel 

157 

1843 

1864 

Shearer,  Albert  B. 

164 

1880 

1842 

Shearer,  Daniel  L. 

124 

1877 

1855 

Shoemaker,  Robert  C. 

152 

1842 

1901 

Skiff,  Norton  M. 

189 

1865 

1839 

Southard,  Sylvester 

121 

1850 

1875 

Southworth,  Edward  W 

174 

1896  s 

Page 

Spencer,  Joseph  J.  193 

Stevens,  Asahel  A.  128 

Stewart,  William  C.  173 

Stires,  Manning  F.  168 

Stockwell,  William  H.  178 

Sumner,  Charles  E.  165 

Taylor,  Alfred  J.  161 

Thomas,  Charles  A.  189 

Turner,  Douglas  K.  129 

Tuttle,  Frank  B.  190 

Twining,  Kinsley  148 

Warner,  George  W.  129 

White,  George  D.  177 

Whitney,  William  E.  176 

Williams,  Nathan  W.  125 

Wilson,  Edwin  H.  169 

Woodhull,  John  A.  144 

Wray,  John  H.  202 


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OF 

GRADUATES  OF  YALE  UNIVERSITY 

Deceased  duringf  the  Academical  Year  ending  in 
JUNE,  1903, 


INCLUDING    THE    RECORD    OF    A    FEW    WHO    DIED    PREVIOUSLY, 
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1862  to  1865.  At  the  opening  of  the  present  building  in  1893,  he 
delivered  the  Commemorative  Address.  He  was  esteemed  as  an 
antiquarian,  and  was  often  consulted  regarding  early  landmarks 
and  local  history.  He  assisted  in  the  compilation  of  several  gen- 
ealogies. On  the  death  of  his  classmate,  Rev.  Edward  E.  Atwater, 
in  1887,  he  became  Class  Secretary,  having  previously  been  one 
of  the  permanent  Class  Committee. 

'He  united  with  the  College  Church  in  1835  and  had  been  a 
member  of  the  Center  Church  since  1 846.  With  the  late  Judge 
William  W.  Boardman  (Yale  1812)  he  was  largely  instrumental 
in  securing  from  the  State  Legislature  an  annual  appropriation 
for  the  New  Haven  Hospital. 

Mr.  Day  died  from  the  infirmities  of  age  aggravated  by  uraemic 
poisoning  at  his  home  on  College  street  where  he  had  lived  for 
thirty-five  years,  on  July  22,  1902,  in  the  86th  year  of  his  age. 

He  married,  on  November  20,  1844,  Sarah  Rice,  daughter  of 
Heman  and  Sarah  C.  (Rice)  Seaver,  a  native  of  Montreal,  Canada, 
and  subsequently  a  resident  of  Marlboro,  Mass.  Of  their  three 
sons  and  three  daughters,  the  youngest  son  and  the  two  younger 
daughters  survive.  Mrs.  Day  died  in  1898.  Mr.  Day's  only 
brother  graduated  from  Yale  College  in  1833  and  has  been  Profes- 
sor of  the  Hebrew  Language  and  Literature  in  the  Yale  Divinity 
School  since  1866. 

James  Bulloch  Dunwody,  son  of  John  Dunwody  (Yale  1807) 
and  Jane  (Bulloch)  Dunwody,  was  born  in  Washington,  Wilkes 
County,  Ga.,  on  September  24,  1816. 

After  graduation  he  devoted  himself  to  the  study  of  law  for 
two  years,  after  which  he  turned  his  attention  to  theology,  fin- 
ished the  regular  course  at  the  Presbyterian  Seminary  in  Colum- 
bia, S.  C,  in  October,  1841,  and  then  spent  a  year  in  England. 
He  first  labored  as  a  missionary  in  the  Cherokee  region  of 
Georgia,  was  ordained  in  Charleston,  S.  C,  in  1845,  and  then 
resided  in  Pocotaligo,  Beaufort  County,  S.  C,  serving  churches 
in  the  vicinity  for  a  dozen  years.  In  1859  he  was  pastor  in  Barn- 
well, S.  C,  and  the  next  three  years  in  Washington,  Ga.  He 
then  removed  to  Walterboro,  S.  C,  which  was  thereafter  his 
home. 

Mr.  Dunwody  died  after  an  illness  of  three  weeks  at  his  home 
in  Walterboro,  on  June  26th,  1902,  in  his  86th  year. 

He  married  in  1842  Laleah,  daughter  of  Rev.  Horace  and  Jane 


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(Wood)  Pratt.  She  died  in  1853,  and  he  afterward  married  Miss 
Ellen  Martin,  daughter  of  a  planter  in  Beaufort  County,  S.  C, 
who  died  in  1857.  His  third  wife,  who  died  in  1894,  was  Caroline, 
daughter  of  Dn  James  O.  Hagood.  By  his  first  wife  he  had  five 
children  and  by  his  third  eleven.  Two  sons  and  three  daughters 
survive.  One  of  the  sons  graduated  from  Washington  and  Lee 
University  in  1871. 

1839 

Henet  Laueens  Dawes,  eldest  of  the  three  sons  of  Mitchell 
and  Mercy  (Burgess)  Dawes,  was  born  on  October  30,  1816,  at 
Cummington,  Hampshire  County,  Mass.  In  the  intervals  of  farm 
labor  he  fitted  himself  for  college,  and  before  entering  had  also 
taught  school  in  Windsor,  a  Berkshire  hill  town  adjoining  Cum- 
mington. 

On  finishing  his  college  course  he  taught  for  a  term  in  Fishkill, 
N.  Y.,  and  then  studied  law  in  the  office  of  Samuel  Stevens,  Esq., 
in  Albany,  N.  Y.,  teaching  three  hours  a  day  to  defray  expenses. 
During  the  next  two  years  he  continued  alternately  teaching  and 
studying  law,  the  latter  in  the  office  of  Hon.  Daniel  Wells  (Dart- 
mouth 1810)  of  Greenfield,  Mass.,  who  was  afterward  Chief  Jus- 
tice of  the  Massachusetts  Court  of  Common  Pleas.  At  the  same 
time  he  wrote  editorials  for  the  Greenfield  Gazette  and  Courier, 
He  was  admitted  to  the  bar  at  Northampton  in  August,  1842, 
and  immediately  opened  an  office  in  North  Adams,  where  he  re- 
sided until  April,  1864,  when  he  removed  to  Pittsfield.  For  some 
years  he  also  edited  the  North  Adams  Transcript. 

In  November,  1847,  he  was  elected  to  the  Massachusetts  House 
of  Representatives,  and  was  reelected  the  next  year.  In  1849  he 
was  elected  to  the  State  Senate  but  declined  a  reelection  the  fol- 
lowing year,  and  in  1851  was  again  elected  to  the  lower  House. 
He  was  a  delegate  to  the  National  Whig  Convention  at  Baltimore 
in  1852,  and  in  the  spring  of  1853  to  the  State  Constitutional  Con- 
vention at  Boston.  In  December  of  that  year  he  was  appointed 
District  Attorney  for  the  Western  District  of  Massachusetts,  and 
held  the  office  three  years. 

In  1857  he  entered  the  National  House  of  Representatives  at 
the  opening  of  the  Thirty-fifth  Congress.  For  ten  years,  and 
during  a  period  of  the  most  bitter  contests,  he  was  Chairman  of 
the  Committee  on  Elections,  and  his  Reports  were  recognized  as 
documents  of  convincing  reasonableness  and  of  singular  skill  in 


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construction,  and  are  of  permanent  value.  He  then  became  Chair- 
man of  the  Committee  on  Appropriations,  and  was  courageous  in 
protecting  the  financial  interests  of  the  Nation  and  opposing 
lavish  expenditures  of  all  kinds.  Through  this  committee  he 
fostered  the  scientific  work  of  the  government  to  a  notable  degree 
in  many  directions,  and  among  other  things  established  the 
Weather  Bureau  and  the  Fish  Commission.  He  was  also  for 
four  years  at  the  head  of  the  Ways  and  Means  Committee,  dur- 
ing which  he  did  much  work  upon  the  various  tariff  measures, 
and  at  one  time  by  unusual  parliamentary  skill  carried  through 
a  bill  of  his  own  construction  for  a  new  tariff  which  remained  the 
law  for  some  years. 

In  1875  he  was  elected  to  the  United  States  Senate,  and  served 
continuously  in  that  body  until  his  voluntary  retirement  in  1893. 
As  Chairman  of  the  Committee  on  Public  Buildings  and  Grounds 
he  recommended  the  first  appropriation  for  the  completion  of  the 
Washington  Monument,  and  as  a  member  of  the  Senate  Com- 
mittee on  Appropriations,  and  in  various  other  positions  in  that 
body,  he  influenced  legislation  to  a  large  extent. 

In  1877  he  became  Chairman  of  the  Committee  on  Indian 
Affairs,  where  he  remained  for  sixteen  years.  In  this  he  applied 
himself  with  conscientious  thoroughness  to  the  interests  of  the 
Indian,  and  brought  the  Nation  to  try  the  experiment  of  treating 
the  Indian  with  justice,  and  of  "  making  something  out  of  him." 
In  1887  he  was  the  author  of  the  law  known  as  the  Severalty  Law, 
by  which  the  land  of  the  Indians  was  allotted  to  them  individ- 
ually and  they  became  citizens  of  the  United  States.  On  his  re- 
tirement from  the  Senate  he  was  appointed  by  President  Cleve- 
land Chairman  of  the  Commission  to  the  Five  Civilized  Tribes  of 
Indian  Territory,  and  to  work  in  behalf  of  the  Indian  he  gave 
his  constant  interest  and  oversight  in  his  later  years. 

Senator  Dawes  lived  during  the  lifetime  of  all  the  Presidents 
of  the  United  States  except  the  first  three,  was  one  of  Lincoln's 
most  trusted  advisers  and  supporters,  and  a  warm  personal  friend 
of  his  successors.  His  service  in  Congress  covered  the  period  of 
the  Civil  War,  the  era  of  construction,  and  the  admission  of  six- 
teen new  states  into  the  Union. 

He  believed  fully  in  the  principles  of  the  Republican  party, 
but  was  courteous  to  his  opponents.  The  very  high  regard  in 
which  he  was  held  was  shown  when  he  left  Washington,  his  as- 
sociates in  the  Senate,  without  regard  to  party,  gathering  at  a 


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notable  dinner  in  his  honor.  At  Pittsfield  his  fellow  citizens  to 
the  number  of  two  thousand  welcomed  him  home. 

During  his  career  he  twice  declined  the  office  of  Judge  of  the 
Supreme  Court  of  Massachusetts. 

Mr.  Dawes  had  a  high  ideal  of  citizenship  and  never  lost  an 
opportunity  to  advance  the  interests  or  contribute  to  the  welfare 
of  his  city. 

He  gave  a  large  number  of  addresses  on  special  occasions  and 
many  of  a  political  and  professional  nature,  and  made  frequent 
contributions  to  the  magazines.  From  1893  to  1898  he  was 
Lecturer  at  Dartmouth  College  on  United  States  History  during 
and  since  the  Civil  War. 

He  married,  on  May  1,  1844,  Electa  A.,  daughter  of  Chester 
and  Anna  (Allis)  Sanderson,  of  Ashfield,  Mass.,  and  their  golden 
wedding  anniversary  was  celebrated  in  1894.  They  had  one 
daughter  and  five  sons,  of  whom  three  sons  died  in  early  child- 
hood.    The  death  of  Mrs.  Dawes  occurred  in  1901. 

Senator  Dawes  died  at  his  home  in  Pittsfield  on  February  6, 
1903,  at  the  age  of  86.  He  suffered  from  an  attack  of  the  grip 
early  in  December,  from  which  he  had  nearly  recovered  when  a 
sudden  relapse  occurred  about  two  weeks  before  his  death.  Two 
sons,  graduates  of  the  Academical  Department,  respectively  in 
1876  and  1884,  and  a  daughter,  survive  him.  He  received  the 
degree  of  Doctor  of  Laws  from  Williams  College  in  1869  and 
from  Yale  University  in  1889. 

Ja.mes  Osborne  Putnam,  son  of  Hon.  Harvey  and  Myra 
(Osborne)  Putnam,  was  born  at  Attica,  Wyoming  County,  N.  Y., 
on  July  4,  1818.  He  entered  Yale  from  Hamilton  College  at  the 
beginning  of  Junior  year  and  left  at  the  close  of  that  year,  but 
in  1865  he  received  the  degree  of  M.A.  and  was  enrolled  with 
the  class. 

After  leaving  college  he  studied  law  with  his  father,  was  ad- 
mitted to  the  bar  in  1842,  and  for  two  years  was  in  partnership 
with  Hon.  George  R.  Babcock.  In  1844  he  was  made  Secretary, 
and  in  1846  Attorney  and  Counselor,  of  the  Attica,  Buffalo  & 
Rochester  Railroad  Company,  and  held  the  position  until  the 
absorption  of  the  line  by  the  New  York  Central  Railroad.  In 
1851  he  was  Postmaster  of  Buffalo.  In  1854-55  he  was  State 
Senator,  and  was  the  author  of  the  bill  requiring  the  title  to  real 
estate  consecrated  to  religious  uses  to  be  vested  in  trustees.     This 


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was  bitterly  contested  but  became  a  law  in  1855.  In  1857  he  was 
nominated  by  the  American  party  for  Secretary  of  State,  and 
worked  zealously  for  the  union  of  the  American  party  with  the 
Republican  party,  which  had  then  just  been  organized,  to  resist 
the  slave  interest.  In  1860  he  was  a  State  elector  at  large  on  the 
Republican  ticket. 

By  appointment  of  President  Lincoln  in  1861  he  was  made 
United  States  Consul  at  Havre,  and  held  the  position  during  the 
Civil  War.  He  wrote  the  Address  of  American  Citizens  Abroad 
to  their  Government  on  the  Death  of  Lincoln,  and  delivered  the 
Oration  in  Paris  on  Washington's  Birthday,  1866,  after  the 
close  of  the  war,  both  included  in  a  volume  of  "  Orations, 
Speeches  and  Miscellanies,"  1880.  In  1880  he  was  appointed 
United  States  Minister  to  Belgium,  and  while  on  this  mission, 
was  a  delegate  of  the  United  States  Government  at  the  Inter- 
national Industrial  Property  Congress  in  1881. 

Mr.  Putnam  was  connected  with  Buffalo  University  for  over 
fifty  years,  having  been  chosen  a  member  of  the  Council  in  1846. 
For  many  years  he  was  Vice-Chancellor  and  then  Chancellor, 
resigning  the  latter  office  in  1902.  He  was  for  a  time  a  trustee 
of  the  State  Agricultural  College  in  Ovid,  Seneca  County,  of 
Houghton  Seminary  in  Clinton,  and  of  the  State  Normal  School 
in  Buffalo,  and  for  years  a  trustee  of  Calvary  Presbyterian 
Church  in  that  city. 

Mr.  Putnam  died  of  paralysis  at  his  home  in  Buffalo,  on  April 
24,  1903,  in  the  85th  year  of  his  age. 

He  married,  on  January  5,  1842,  Harriet,  daughter  of  George 
Palmer,  of  Buffalo.  She  died  in  1853,  and  in  1855  he  married 
Kate  Frances,  daughter  of  Rev.  Worthington  Wright,  at  the  time 
pastor  of  the  Congregational  Church  in  Charlestown,  N.  H,  and 
previously  of  Woodstock,  Vt.  By  the  first  marriage  he  had  one 
son  and  two  daughters,  and  by  the  second  three  sons  and  one 
daughter,  all  of  whom  are  living.  Mrs.  Putnam  died  February 
19th,  1895.  One  of  his  sons  graduated  at  Amherst  College  in 
1890  and  Yale  Divinity  School  in  1893,  and  another  son  graduated 
at  the  Medical  department  of  the  University  of  Buffalo  in  1882. 

1840 

Charles  Roberts  Ingersoll,  son  of  Hon.  Ralph  Isaacs  Inger- 
soll  (Yale  1808)  and  Margaret  Eleanora  (Van  den  Heuvel) 
Ingersoll,  was   born  in  New  Haven,  Conn.,  on  September    16, 


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1821.  His  father  was  Speaker  of  the  Connecticut  House  of 
Representatives,  Representative  in  Congress,  Mayor  of  New 
Haven,  State's  Attorney  for  New  Haven  County,  and  United 
States  Minister  to  Russia.  He  was  grandson  of  Judge  Jonathan 
IngersoU  (Yale  1766),  and  great-grandson  of  Rev.  Jonathan 
Ingersoll  (Yale  1736),  of  Ridgefield,  Conn. 

After  graduation  he  spent  two  years  abroad  with  his  uncle  by 
marriage,  Captain  Ralph  Voorhees,  Commander  of  the  U.  S. 
Frigate  Prehle,  and  upon  his  return  studied  in  the  Yale  Law 
School,  and  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  December,  1844.  He  at 
once  began  practice  in  his  father's  office,  and  was  associated  with 
him  a  large  part  of  the  time  until  his  death  in  1872. 

Like  his  father,  he  early  gave  attention  to  public  affairs,  and  in 
1846  was  Clerk  of  the  Connecticut  House  of  Representatives. 
He  was  chosen  a  Representative  to  the  State  Legislatures  of  1856- 
1858,  1866  and  1871,  but  declined  a  nomination  to  the  Senate. 
In  1864  he  was  a  member  of  the  National  Democratic  Conven- 
tion at  Chicago,  and  in  1872  at  Baltimore,  and  in  1876  was  a 
Presidential  elector.  He  was  elected  Governor  of  Connecticut 
in  1873,  and  served  by  reelection  until  1877,  when  he  declined  a 
renomination,  and  resumed  the  practice  of  his  profession,  in 
which  he  attained  an  acknowledged  leadership.  He  was  distin- 
guished for  his  thorough  knowledge  of  legal  principles,  the  force 
of  his  arguments  and  an  unusual  aptness  of  expression.  One  of 
his  most  important  cases  before  the  United  States  Supreme  Court 
involved  the  determination  of  the  law  of  reissue  of  patents.  He 
was  many  times  retained  as  counsel  by  Yale  University, — in  1893 
in  its  suit  against  the  Connecticut  Agricultural  College  involving 
the  disposition  of  the  Congressional  appropriation  for  Agricul- 
tural and  Mechanical  Colleges. 

He  was  an  incorporator  of  the  Connecticut  Savings  Bank  in 
New  Haven,, the  last  survivor  of  the  original  charter  members  and 
a  director  of  the  New  Haven  Colony  Historical  Society  from  its 
formation  in  1862,  and  for  many  years  a  vestryman  of  Trinity 
Church. 

He  was  an  ex-officio  Fellow  of  Yale  University  during  the 
period  of  his  Governorship,  and  in  1874  received  from  Yale  the 
honorary  degree  of  Doctor  of  Laws. 

Governor  Ingersoll  died  at  his  home  in  New  Haven,  on  January 
25,  1903,  at  the  age  of  81  years.  He  contracted  pneumonia  the 
previous  spring,  from  which  he  only  partially  recovered. 


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He  married,  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  on  December  18,  184'7, 
Virginia,  daughter  of  Rear- Admiral  Francis  H.  Gregory,  U.S.N., 
and  had  six  children,  of  whom  one  son  (a  graduate  of  the 
Academical  Department  in  18'74),  and  three  daughters  are  living. 
Mrs.  Ingersoll  died  in  1898. 

1843 

William  Augustus  Durbie,  son  of  John  and  Clarissa  (Clark) 
Durrie,  was  born  on  July  21,  1822,  in  New  Haven,  Conn.,  where 
his  father  was  a  bookseller  and  publisher  of  a  number  of  college 
text-books,  of  the  firm  of  Durrie  &  Peck. 

After  graduation  he  took  a  course  in  the  Yale  Medical  School, 
completing  it  in  1846.  He  then  devoted  a  year  to  the  study  of 
homoeopathy  in  the  office  of  Drs.  Gray  &  Hull  in  New  York 
City,  and  in  184*7  opened  the  first  office  of  the  homoeopathic 
school  in  Jersey  City.  He  was  one  of  the  founders,  and  the 
third  President,  of  the  State  Homoeopathic  Medical  Society  of 
New  Jersey.  For  five  years  he  was  physician  to  the  Alms 
House  of  the  city.  In  1884  he  removed  to  East  Orange,  N.  J., 
retiring  from  the  practice  of  his  profession.  His  death  occurred 
on  April  8,  1903,  in  the  8l8t  year  of  his  age,  and  was  due  to 
Bright's  disease.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Tabernacle  [First 
Congregational]  Church  during  his  residence  in  Jersey  City,  and 
after  1884  of  the  Brick  Presbyterian  Church  in  East  Orange. 

Dr.  Durrie  married,  on  February  5,  1851,  Emma,  daughter  of 
Stephen  Ball  Ailing,  Esq.,  a  manufacturer  of  jewelry  in  Newark, 
N.  J.,  and  had  three  sons  and  two  daughters,  of  whom  the  eldest 
son  died  in  childhood.  One  of  the  sons  graduated  from  Yale 
University  in  1876. 

Mills  Bordwell  Gelston,  son  of  Rev.  Maltby  Gelston 
(Yale  1791),  for  nearly  sixty  years  pastor  of  the  Congregational 
Church  in  Sherman,  Conn.,  was  born  in  that  town  on  August  27, 
1817.  His  mother  was  Jane  Mills,  daughter  of  Rev.  Joel  Bord- 
well (Yale  1756),  of  Kent,  Conn. 

After  graduation  he  studied  theology  a  year  at  Andover  Semi- 
nary and  two  j^ears  at  New  Haven.  He  was  ordained  as  an 
evangelist  at  Somerset,  Mich.,  in  April,  1847.  In  the  previous 
autumn  he  accepted  a  call  to  the  Presbyterian  Church  at  Albion, 
Mich.,  and  remained  there  nine  years,  after  which  his  brother 
(Yale  1827)  continued  the  work  for  five  years.     In  1855  he  began 


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a  service  as  pastor  of  the  Presbyterian  Church  at  Naples,  Ontario 
County,  N.  Y.,  which  lasted  twenty-one  years.  Since  then  he 
had  resided  in  Ann  Arbor,  Mich.,  supplying  a  parish  a  few  miles 
distant. 

Mr.  Gelston  died  at  his  home  in  Ann  Arbor,  on  February  28, 
1 903,  in  the  86th  year  of  his  age. 

He  married,  in  Rushville,  N.  Y.,  on  September  10,  1851, 
Caroline  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  William  and  Catharine  Fanning, 
and  had  two  sons  and  three  daughters,  all  of  whom  with  their 
mother  are  living,  and  four  of  whom  are  graduates  of  the  Uni- 
versity of  Michigan. 

Frederick  Munson,  eldest  of  the  seven  children  of  Norman 
and  Wealthea  (Thompson)  Munson,  was  born  in  Bethlehem,  Conn., 
on  April  25,  1818. 

After  graduation  he  studied  in  the  Theological  Seminary  at 
East  Windsor  (now  Hartford)  two  years  and  at  New  Haven  one 
year,  meantime  teaching  at  South  Britain,  Conn.,  and  elsewhere 
during  vacations.  On  receiving  his  license,  in  1846,  he  began 
preaching  at  North  Greenwich,  Conn.,  where  he  was  ordained 
pastor,  September  22,  1847.  He  remained  there  until  the  spring 
of  1856.  In  September  of  that  year  he  was  installed  over  the 
First  Congregational  Church  at  East  Windsor,  where  he  con- 
tinued until  1865.  He  was  then  pastor  about  three  years  at 
Brookfield,  Conn.,  and  six  years  at  Patchogue,  Long  Island,  N.  Y, 
Owing  to  impaired  health  he  then  took  a  smaller  parish,  serving 
the  church  at  Haddam  Neck,  Conn.,  from  1875  to  1884.  Since 
that  date  he  had  resided  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  without  charge,  but 
was  engaged  on  the  staff  of  the  Insurance  Critic^  most  of  the 
time  as  Associate  Editor. 

Mr.  Munson  died  of  heart  disease  at  his  home  in  Brooklyn, 
October  16,  1902,  at  the  age  of  84  years. 

He  married,  on  June  28,  1848,  Clarissa  A.,  daughter  of 
William  Clarke,  of  Cornwall,  Conn.,  who  survives  him.  Of  their 
three  daughters,  two  are  living. 

1844 

Thaddeus  Foote,  son  of  Thaddeus  and  Polly  (Forward) 
Foote,  was  born  in  South  wick,  Hampden  County,  Mass.,  on  April 
27,  1821. 

After  graduation  he  studied  a  year  in  Harvard  Law  School,  was 


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admitted  to  the  bar  on  April  9,  1847,  and  practiced  for  a  time  in 
Canfield,  Mahoning  County,  O.  About  1850  he  removed  to  Grand 
Rapids,  Mich.,  and  was  Prosecuting  Agent  of  Kent  County  for 
four  years. 

At  the  outbreak  of  the  Civil  War  he  enlisted  in  the  Union 
Army,  and  was  appointed  Major  of  the  6th  Michigan  Cavalry  on 
October  13,  1862,  and  Colonel  of  the  10th  Cavalry  on  September 
5,  1863.  He  resigned  from  disability  on  July  25,  1864,  and  was 
honorably  discharged. 

After  the  war  he  was  Pension  Agent  in  Grand  Rapids  eight 
years  (1869  to  18*77).  From  1879  to  1881  he  was  in  partnership 
with  George  P.  Wanty  (LL.B.  Univ.  of  Mich.  1878),  afterward 
U.  S.  District  Judge,  and  later  was  associated  with  Edward  W. 
Withey,  Esq.  Several  years  ago  failing  health  compelled  him  to 
withdraw  f  jom  active  business. 

Colonel  Foote  died  of  old  age  at  Grand  Rapids  on  February  3, 
1903,  in  his  82d  year. 

He  married,  on  May  31,  1847,  Harriet  M.,  daughter  of  Henry 
Ward  Betts,  of  Lebanon  Springs,  N.  Y.,  and  had  three  sons,  of 
whom  two  are  living.     Mrs.  Foote  died  in  1898. 

Alfred  Hasbroitck,  son  of  Joseph  and  Jane  (Hasbrouck) 
Hasbrouck,  was  born  in  Guilford,  Ulster  County,  N.  Y.,  on  July 
17,  1820.  His  father  was  the  great-grandson  of  Abraham  Has- 
brouck and  his  mother  the  great-great-granddaughter  of  Jan 
Hasbrouck,  Huguenots  and  brothers,  who  were  two  of  the  twelve 
patentees  and  original  settlers  of  New  Paltz,  N.  Y.,  in  1677. 

After  graduation  he  studied  medicine  with  Dr.  John  Barnes, 
in  Poughkeepsie,  and  at  the  College  of  Physicians  and  Surgeons 
in  New  York  City,  receiving  from  the  latter  the  degree  of  Doc- 
tor of  Medicine  in  1848.  He  then  settled  in  Poughkeepsie,  where 
he  practiced  his  profession  until  his  retirement  a  few  years  ago. 
He  was  for  many  years  Almshouse  Physician,  for  several  terms 
Health  Officer,  and  after  the  Civil  War  Medical  Examiner  of  the 
district  for  the  U.  S.  Pension  Bureau.  During  his  whole  career 
he  was  on  the  medical  staff  of  St.  Barnabas'  Hospital,  and  was 
for  a  number  of  years  Vice-President  of  the  Medical  Board  of 
Vassar  Hospital.  He  was  strongly  Republican  in  his  sympathies, 
but  never  held  political  office. 

Dr.  Hasbrouck  died  at  his  home  in  Poughkeepsie  after  an  ill- 
ness of  a  week,  starting  from  a  chill,  on  May  9,  1903,  in  the  83d 
year  of  his  age. 


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He  married,  on  September  28,  1848,  Margaret  Ann,  daughter 
of  William  Manning,  of  Poughkeepsie,  a  descendant  of  Baltus 
Van  Kleeck,  the  original  settler  of  that  place,  also  of  Hugo 
Freer,  one  of  the  twelve  patentees  of  New  Paltz.  They  had 
four  sons  and  four  daughters,  of  whom  one  daughter  is  deceased. 
Mrs.  Hasbrouck  died  in  1889.  One  son  graduated  from  Harvard 
University  in  1872,  and  another  from  West  Point  in  1883. 

Ira  Lewis,  son  of  Ira  and  Phebe  (Coleman)  Lewis,  was  born 
at  Lyn,  Leeds  County,  in  the  province  of  Ontario,  Canada,  on 
May  5,  1820.  He  entered  the  class  in  Sophomore  year  from 
Brockville,  but  during  Senior  year  his  home  was  Lewisville,  in 
the  province  of  Ontario. 

Upon  graduation  he  went  to  Toronto,  Can.,  where  in  October, 
1845,  he  received  the  same  degree  from  the  University  of  King's 
College,  now  included  in  the  University  of  Toronto,  and  in  1848 
the  degree  of  Bachelor  of  Civil  Law.  He  had  meantime  studied 
also  in  the  office  of  Hon.  Robert  Baldwin.  In  1847  he  re- 
moved to  Goderich,  Huron  County,  where  for  fifty-five  years  he 
continued  in  vigorous  and  successful  practice.  In  1855  he  was 
Mayor  of  Goderich,  and  in  1859  he  was  appointed  a  member  of 
the  Senate  of  the  University  of  Toronto,  and  from  then  until  his 
death  was  Crown  Attorney  of  the  county. 

He  died  of  heart  failure  at  his  home,  after  an  illness  of  a  few 
days,  on  January  13,  1903,  in  the  83d  year  of  his  age. 

He  married,  on  August  27,  1849,  Julia,  daughter  of  William 
and  Elizabeth  (Doolittle)  D wight,  of  New  Haven,  Conn.,  and  had 
three  sons  and  one  daughter,  of  whom  one  son  died  at  an  early 
age.     Mrs.  Lewis  died  on  December  13,  1898. 

Charles  Henry  Meeker,  son  of  Samuel  and  Martha  (Har- 
bech)  Meeker,  was  bom  at  Rahway,  N.  J.,  on  August  13,  1824. 

After  graduation  he  pursued  medical  studies  in  Germany,  and 
afterward  received  the  degree  of  Doctor  of  Medicine  from  the 
College  of  Physicians  and  Surgeons  in  New  York.  He  estab- 
lished a  hydropathic  institution  near  Newark,  which  he  conducted 
until  1850,  and  then  practiced  for  a  time  i»  College  Springs,  O. 
About  1865  he  engaged  in  farming  near  Rahway,  N.  J.,  and  for 
the  last  thirty  years  had  passed  part  of  the  year  at  Port  Orange, 
Fla.,  cultivating  an  orange  grove. 

In  1855  he  published  a  work  on  Hydropathy,  translated  from 
the  German  of  J.  H.  Rausse. 


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Dr.  Meeker  had  been  in  poor  health  for  a  number  of  years,  but 
died  quite  suddenly  at  Rah  way  on  October  2,  1902,  at  the  age  of 
78  years. 

He  married,  on  February  29,  1860,  Mary  E.,  daughter  of  Na- 
thaniel E.  Wood,  of  New  York  City.  Mrs.  Meeker  survives  him 
without  children.  A  brother  graduated  from  Yale  with  the 
class  of  1842. 

James  Roe  Mershon,  son  of  Cornelius  and  Anna  Louise 
(Henderson)  Mershon,  originally  from  Newark,  N.  J.,  was  born 
in  Fleming  County,  Ky.,  on  April  19,  1815.  He  was  prepared 
for  Yale  while  teaching  in  Cincinnati  College  and  under  the  tui- 
tion of  Professor  (then  Tutor)  Thomas  A.  Thacher. 

After  graduation  he  studied  theology  two  years  in  the  Yale 
Seminary  and  a  year  at  Andover.  He  was  ordained  on  April  27, 
1848,  preached  two  years  at  Durham  Center,  Conn.,  in  1850 
organized  the  First  Congregational  Church  at  Ansonia,  Conn., 
which  he  served  for  a  year,  and  supplied  at  Colebrook  and  Mid- 
dlefield,  Conn.,  the  next  year.  In  1858  he  went  to  Iowa,  and 
preached  for  a  year  in  Marion,  Linn  County.  Failure  of  his  voice 
and  health  then  compelled  him  to  retire  from  the  ministry,  but 
he  continued  to  do  pioneer  work.  In  1856  he  organized  a  Con- 
gregational church  in  Newton,  Jasper  County,  where  he  made 
his  home  for  the  rest  of  his  life,  and  where  he  built,  and  for  many 
years  operated,  the  Newton  Roller  Mills.  From  1883  to  1884  he 
was  in  Oakland,  Cal.,  and  from  1887  to  1889  in  Europe. 

Mr.  Mershon  died  at  Newton,  Iowa,  on  July  19,  1901,  at  the 
age  of  86  years. 

He  married,  at  Nashville,  Tenn,,  on  October  15,  1844,  Susan 
M.,  daughter  of  Ira  At  water,  of  New  Haven,  and  sister  of  the 
first  wife  of  Samuel  Estey  Baldwin,  of  the  class  of  1848.  She  died 
in  1853,  and  of  the  children  by  this  marriage  only  one  daughter 
survives.  In  1855  he  married  Mrs.  Elizabeth  Chapman,  widow 
of  George  A.  Chapman,  the  founder  and  editor  of  the  Indianapo- 
lis Sentinel,  After  her  death  he  married,  in  1863,  Mrs.  Marga- 
ret A.  Manfull,  by  whom  he  had  one  son  and  two  daughters.  One 
of  these  daughters  di^d  in  infancy,  and  the  mother  in  1868.  Mr. 
Mershon  married,  in  1872,  Mrs.  Jennette  E.  Baldwin,  of  Meriden, 
Conn.,  who  survives  him. 

Arthur  Ward,  son  of  Samuel  L.  Ward,  M.D.,  and  Caroline 
(Bruen)  Ward,  was  born  on  December  23,  1823,  at  Belleville, 
Essex  County,  N.  J. 


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After  graduation  he  studied  medicine  with  his  father,  and  two 
years  with  Dr.  Thomas  Cock,  then  Vice-President  of  the  College 
of  Physicians  and  Surgeons  in  New  York,  and  received  hi« 
dii)loma  October  18,  1847.  Until  1865  he  practiced  his  profession 
in  his  native  town,  but  after  that  date  in  Newark,  N.  J.  At  his 
decease  he  had  been  in  continuous  practice  for  fifty-five  years, 
and  longer  than  any  other  physician  in  the  city.  Many  of  the 
poor  were  cured  by  his  skill  without  charge,  and  his  gifts  to 
charitable  objects  were  very  large.  He  was  one  of  the  attending 
physicians  of  St.  Barnabas'  Hospital  from  its  organization  until 
his  death. 

For  a  number  of  years  he  contributed  monthly  observations 
and  reports  on  the  weather  to  the  Newark  Daily  Advertiser, 
under  the  signature  of  "  W.,  Jr." 

Dr.  Ward  died  at  his  home  in  Newark,  on  July  6,  1902,  in  the 
79th  year  of  his  age.  He  was  an  Elder  of  the  North  Reformed 
(Dutch)  Church  in  Newark. 

He  married,  on  October  25,  1854,  Anna  C,  daughter  of  Robert 
Lee,  of  Rahway,  N.-  J.,  who  died  about  six  months  before  her 
husband. 

1846 

John  Henbt  Glover,  son  of  John  and  Debby  Ann  (Sheaff) 
Glover,  was  born  on  May  22,  1827,  in  New  York  City,  but  in 
1836  moved  with  his  parents  to  Fairfield,  Conn.,  where  he  was 
fitted  for  college,  partly  by  Rev.  James  Tufts  (Yale  1838). 

After  graduation  he  studied  a  year  in  the  Harvard  Law  School, 
and  then  in  the  office  of  Francis  B.  Cutting,  Esq.,  of  New  York 
City.  He  was  admitted  to  the  bar  of  New  York  in  1849,  and  to 
the  bar  of  the  United  States  in  the  Supreme  Court  at  Washing- 
ton about  1850.  For  a  time  he  was  in  partnership  with  his  class- 
mate, David  Hawley,  Esq.,  and  later,  in  1883,  founded  the  firm 
of  Glover,  Sweezy  &  Glover,  in  which  his  son  (LL.B.  Columbia 
1879)  was  the  junior  partner. 

Until  1871  he  resided  in  his  old  home  in  Fairfield,  where  he 
was  a  warm  supporter  of  St.  Paul's  Protestant  Episcopal  Church. 
In  1861  he  was  elected  to  the  Connecticut  Legislature,  and  again 
in  1868.  He  visited  Great  Britain  and  the  Continent  in  1865, 
and  was  again  in  Europe  in  1871.  After  hia  return  from  Europe 
in  1874  he  removed  to  New  York  City,  where  he  resided  until 
his  death  on  August  4,  1902,  at  the  age  of  75  years. 


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He  married,  on  March  16,  1852,  Helen  Otis,  daughter  of  Jacob 
and  Charlotte  (Otis)  Le  Roy,  of  New  York.  She  survives  him, 
with  one  of  their  two  sons,  and  two  daughters.  *• 

1847 

Henry  Griswold  Jesdp,  second  son  of  William  Henry  Jesup, 
by  his  second  wife,  Mary  Hannah  (Riley)  Jesup,  was  born  in  the 
village  of  Saugatuck,  in  Westport,  Conn.,  on  January  23,  1826. 

The  year  after  graduation  he  went  to  Georgia,  where  he  taught 
and  traveled  until  1850.  He  then  entered  Union  Theological 
Seminary,  New  York  City,  and  upon  completing  his  course,  in 
August,  1853,  began  preaching  at  Stanwich,  a  village  in  Green- 
wich, Conn.,  where  he  was  ordained  and  installed  pastor  on  April 
26,  1854.  Owing  to  ill  health  he  resigned  there  in  1862,  and 
after  a  year  spent  in  Minnesota  took  up  his  residence  in  Amherst, 
Mass.,  and  devoted  himself  to  the  study  of  Natural  Science  until 
1876,  when  he  was  appointed  Professor  of  Natural  History  in  the 
Chandler  Scientific  Department  of  Dartmouth  College  and  in  the 
New  Hampshire  College  of  Agriculture  and  "the  Mechanic  Arts, 
in  Hanover,  N.  H.  From  1893  until  his  resignation  in  1899  he 
was  Chandler  Professor  of  Botany  in  Dartmouth  College.  He 
was  elected  a  Fellow  of  the  American  Association  for  the 
Advancement  of  Science  in  1891. 

Professor  Jesup  died  at  Hanover,  N.  H.,  on  June  15,  1903,  at 
the  age  of  77  years.  He  was  never  married.  His  only  brother 
graduated  from  Yale  College  in  1840. 

He  was  the  author  of  "  Edward  Jesup  and  his  Descendants," 
1887,  and  the  "  Flora  and  Fauna  within  Thirty  Miles  of  Hanover, 
N.  H.,"  1891,  and  a  number  of  articles  in  periodicals  on  gene- 
alogy and  botany. 

1848 

Samuel  Estet  Baldwin,  son  of  Captain  Samuel  and  Abigail 
Baldwin,  was  born  on  July  24,  1822,  at  Winchendon,  Mass. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  Harvard  Law  School,  received 
the  degree  of  LL.B.  and  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  1850,  and  in 
company  with  Samuel  Henry  Shreve  (Princeton  1848  ;  LL.B. 
Harvard  1850),  opened  a  law  office  in  Milwaukee,  Wise,  and  later 
with  his  partner  established  at  Depere,  Wise,  the  Depere  Adver- 
tiser which  he  conducted  for  a  year. 

He  died  of  heart  failure  at  Depere  on  December  29,  1902,  at 
the  age  of  80  years. 


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Mr.  Baldwin  married  on  May  18,  1850,  Emilie  E.,  daughter  of 
Ira  and  Roxanna  (Woodruff)  At  water  of  New  Hav^n,  and  sister 
of  the  wife  of  James  Roe  Mershon  of  the  Class  of  1 844,  and  had 
four  children.  After  her  death,  he  married,  in  1867,  Kate,  daugh- 
ter of  George  G.  and  Catherine  Hannan  of  Depere.  She  survives 
him  with  one  daughter.     Three  sons  and  one  daughter  have  died. 

Henry  Blodget,  eldest  son  and  fourth  of  the  eight  children  of 
Dea.  Bliss  and  Mary  (Thurston)  Blodget,  was  born  on  July  13, 
1825,  in  Bucksport,  Me.  He  united  with  the  Congregational 
church  there  in  1837,  and  while  in  college  was  a  class  deacon. 

After  graduation  he  studied  in  Bangor  Theological  Seminary 
until  the  early  part  of  1850  when  he  went  to  Andover.  In  the 
autumn  of  that  year  he  became  Tutor  in  Yale  College,  and  at 
the  same  time  continued  his  theological  studies  in  the  Yale  Divin- 
ity School.  At  the  end  of  his  term  as  Tutor  in  1853,  he  declined 
a  call  to  a  pastorate  in  Beloit,  Wise,  and  offered  himself  to  the 
American  Board  as  a  missionary  to  China. 

He  was  ordained  in  Bucksport  on  January  25,  1854,  and  with 
his  classmate,  William  Aitchison,  sailed  from  New  York  on  April 
11,  reaching  Shanghai  on  September  1.  There  he  remained  nearly 
four  years,  but  in  March,  1860,  the  state  of  his  health  necessitated 
a  change,  and  he  went  first  to  Yokohama,  Japan,  and  then  to  the 
Taku  forts,  where  war  was  then  imminent.  After  the  battle  of 
Taku,  and  the  consequent  opening  of  North  China,  he  went  to 
Tientsin,  where  he  was  the  first  Protestant  missionary  in  the 
province  of  Chili.  A  little  more  than  three  years  later  he  removed 
to  Peking,  where  he  was  a  faithful  missionary  for  thirty-three 
years,  making  a  total  of  forty  years  of  service  in  China.  He  was 
repeatedly  urged  to  become  Secretary  of  the  American  Legation 
in  Peking,  but  refused  to  give  up  the  work  to  which  he  had  de- 
voted his  life. 

Besides  regular  preaching  and  pastoral  work,  oversight  of 
schools  and  native  helpers,  he  superintended  the  Mission  Press 
for  six  years,  and  was  one  of  a  company  of  five  missionaries  who 
translated  the  New  Testament  into  Mandarin,  the  language 
spoken  by  three-fourths  of  the  people  of  China.  This  work  was 
finished  in  1872,  after  eight  years  of  labor.  In  1890  he  was  ap- 
pointed to  prepare  a  memorial,  in  the  nature  of  an  Apology  for 
Christianity,  which  was  presented  to  the  Emperor,  and  was  also 
printed  in  English  in  the  Chinese  Recorder.     At  the  same  time  he 


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was  chosen  one  of  a  committee  to  prepare  a  version  of  the  entire 
Bible,  and  ^as  occupied  in  this  work  when  he  returned  to  Amer- 
ica in  1894.  He  translated  about  two  hundred  hymns  into  Chi- 
nese, and  after  much  study  wrote  several  essays  on  subjects  of 
interest,  which  were  printed  in  English.  In  1899  a  paper 
on  the  "  Worship  of  Heaven  and  Earth  by  the  Emperor  of  China  '* 
appeared  in  the  Journal  of  the  American  Oriental  Society.  In 
1896  he  delivered  a  course  of  ten  lectures  on  "  Missions  in  China  " 
in  Andover  Theological  Seminary. 

He  received  the  degree  of  Doctor  of  Divinity  from  Yale  College 
in  1872.  He  was  a  life  director  of  the  American  Bible  Society, 
and  an  honorary  member  of  the  Council  of  the  Yale  Missionary 
Association. 

Dr.  Blodget  died  at  his  home  in  Bridgeport,  Conn.,  on  May 
24,  1903,  in  the  7 8th  year  of  his  age. 

He  married,  on  January  17,  1854,  Sarah  Franklin,  daughter  of 
Franklin  and  Charlotte  (Barrett)  Ripley,  of  Greenfield,  Mass., 
and  had  a  son  (Yale  1875)  and  a  daughter  (the  wife  of  Rev. 
William  Rogers  Richards,  D.  D.,  also  Yale  1876),  who  with  their 
mother  survive  him. 

Chables  Mason  Ctjllen,  son  of  Hon.  Elisha  D.  Cullen,  one 
of  the  leaders  of  the  bar  in  Sussex  County,  Del.,  and  a  member  of 
Congress,  was  born  at  Georgetown,  Del.,  on  June  14,  1828.  His 
mother  was  Margaret  Cullen,  daughter  of  Robert  West,  of 
Lewes,  Del.  He  joined  the  class  as  a  Sophomore  in  December, 
1846. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  in  his  father's  office,  was  ad- 
mitted to  the  bar  in  October,  1852,  and  was  in  partnership  with 
his  father  until  the  latter's  death  in  1862.  In  September,  1890, 
he  was  chosen  Associate  Judge  of  the  Supreme  Court  of 
Delaware. 

He  died  of  pneumonia  at  his  home  in  Georgetown,  Del.,  on 
February  1,  1903,  at  the  age  of  74  years.  He  was  a  member  of 
the  Presbyterian  church. 

Judge  Cullen  married,  on  May  6,  1853,  C.  Virgia,  daughter  of 
Rev.  Beverly  Waugh,  Bishop  of  the  Methodist  Episcopal  Church, 
and  Catherine  (Bushly)  Waugh,  who  survives  him  with  two  sons 
and  two  daughters. 

James  Crane  Hinsdale,  son  of  Rev.  Charles  James  Hinsdale 
(Yale  1815)  and  Catharine  Bowen  (Crane)  Hinsdale,  was  born 
in  November  25,  1825,  at  Meriden,  Conn.  \ 


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After  graduation  he  studied  law  with  Henry  Morris,  Esq.,  in 
Springfield,  Mass.,  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  November,  1851, 
the  following  May  opened  an  office  in  Chicopee,  and  afterward  in  - 
Blandford,  in  the  same  State.  In  1868  he  removed  to  Meriden, 
Conn.,  where  he  resided,  engaged  in  farming,  until  his  death, 
which  occurred  suddenly  from  apoplexy  at  the  threshold  of  his 
home,  on  January  21,  1903.     He  was  11  years  of  age. 

He  married,  on  November  18,  1856,  Elizabeth  A.,  daughter  of 
Aaron  and  Betsey  Pratt  of  Meriden,  and  after  her  death,  in  1872, 
Maria  L.,  daughter  of  William  and  Nancy  Tuttle.  By  the  first 
marriage  he  had  three  daughters  and  a  son,  and  by  the  second 
four  sons  and  a  daughter.  His  widow  survives  him  with  three 
sons  and  one  daughter,  and  three  of  the  children  by  the  first 
marriage. 

1849 

Edwin  Augustus  Buck,  second  of  the  seven  children  of  James 
and  Lydia  (Treat)  Buck,  was  born  at  Bucksport,  Me.,  on  May 
31,  1824. 

After  graduation  he  entered  Bangor  Theological  Seminary, 
took  his  second  year  at  Andover  Seminary,  and  returned  to 
Bangor  to  complete  his  course,  graduating  in  1851.  In  Septem- 
ber, 1852,  he  entered  upon  his  work  as  a  preacher  in  Pownal,  Me., 
where  he  remained  until  May,  1854.  On  May  31,  he  was  ordained 
and  installed  pastor  of  the  First  Congregational  Church  in  Bethel, 
Me.  After  five  years  of  service  he  was  dismissed,  and  settled  over 
the  Congregational  Church  in  Slatersville,  R.  I.  In  December, 
186 7, he  was  appointed  Missionary  of  the  Fall  River  [Mass.]  City 
Missionary  Society.  This  work  soon  came  to  be  supported  by  the 
Central  Church  alone.  In  1892  he  published  a  most  interesting 
Report  of  the  work  accomplished  during  twenty-five  years  of 
whole-hearted  service,  largely  among  those  outside  of  the  churches. 
He  was  instrumental  in  establishing  in  that  city  the  Young  Men's 
Christian  Association  and  the  Boys'  Club,  and  the  Pastors'  Min- 
isterial Association.  For  the  last  few  years  he  had  been  Mission- 
ary Emeritus. 

Mr.  Buck  died  of  pneumonia  at  his  home  in  Fall  River,  on 
March  9,  1903,  in  his  79th  year.  He  had  won  in  the  fullest  meas- 
ure the  love  and  esteem  of  all  classes  in  the  community. 

He  married,  on  January  19,  1853,  Elmira  Rebecca,  daughter  of 
Dean  and  Rebecca  (Wright)  Walker,  of  Medway,  Mass.,  and 
sister  of  his  classmate.  Rev.  Augustus  Walker.     Mrs.  Buck  died 


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m  1877,  and  of  their  seven  children  five  daughters  and  one  son 
survive.  The  son  graduated  at  Williams  College  in  1888  and 
from  the  Medical  Department  of  the  University  of  Pennsylvania 
in  1892,  and  one  of  the  daughters  graduated  from  Wellesley  Col- 
lege in  1892. 

Mr.  Buck  published  a  Historical  Discourse  delivered  at  the 
Semi-Centennial  Anniversary  of  the  Slatersville  Congregational 
Church,  and  a  Tribute  to  the  Memory  of  Mrs.  Ruth  Slater,  also  a 
small  book  on  Infant  Baptism. 

1850 

Henry  Phelps  Sanford,  son  of  Peleg  Phelps  Sanford  (Yale 
1820)  by  his  second  wife,  Ann  Elizabeth  (Phelps)  Sanford,  was 
born  in  Painesville,  O.,  on  November  7,  1829,  and  entered  the 
class  the  first  term  of  Junior  year  from  Western  Reserve 
College. 

The  year  after  graduation  he  studied  law  in  the  Yale  Law 
School,  and  then  returned  to  Painesville,  where  he  engaged  in 
manufacturing,  and  was  for  many  years  at  the  head  of  the 
Geauga  Stove  Co.  He  retired  about  ten  years  ago,  and  during 
the  last  five  years  resided  in  Cleveland,  O.,  where  he  died  of  apo- 
plexy on  May  28,  1903,  in  the  74th  year  of  his  age.  For  over 
thirty  years  he  was  Clerk  of  the  Village  Council  and  of  the  Board 
of  Education  at  Painesville,  and  for  forty  years  was  Junior  War- 
den of  St.  James'  Protestant  Episcopal  Church  there. 

He  married,  on  December  24,  1851,  Emilie  J.,  daughter  of 
Henry  Huggins,  of  New  Haven,  Conn.,  and  had  two  daughters 
and  three  sons,  of  whom  two  sons,  with  their  mother,  survive. 

1851 

Daniel  Hiram  Solomon,  only  son  of  Joel  and  Mary  (Strick- 
ler)  Solomon,  was  born  on  January  4,  1827,  on  a  farm  near  Har- 
risonburg, Rockingham  County,  Va.  After  freeing  their  slaves, 
his  parents  moved  in  1832  to  a  place  near  Urbana,  Champaign 
County,  Ohio,  five  years  later  to  Illinois,  and  in  1840  settled  in 
Lewistown,  the  seat  of  Fulton  County,  111.  He  entered  Yale  from 
Illinois  College. 

For  three  months  after  graduation  he  taught  a  district  school, 
and  before  school  hours  instructed  a  class  of  ten  boys.  In  the 
autumn  of  1851  he  began  to  read  law  in  the  office  of  Browning  &> 
Bushnell,  of  Quincy,  111.,  at  that  time  one  of  the  ablest  firms  in 
the  State.     He  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  Lewistown  in  June, 


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1853,  and  opened  an  office  at  Glenwood,  Iowa,  opposite  the  mouth 
of  the  Platte  River,  where  he  at  first  also  had  a  school  of  Mormon 
children.  For  years  he  was  retained  in  nearly  every  lawsuit  tried 
within  a  hundred  miles. 

In  the  fall  of  1854,  as  chairman  of  a  Committee  on  Resolutions 
at  a  political  meeting,  he  recommended  division  of  the  territory 
west  of  the  Missouri  River  by  extending  westward  the  boundary 
between  Missouri  and  Iowa, — a  provision  which  a  few  days  after- 
ward was  introduced  in  the  Kansas-Nebraska  bill. 

In  January,  1856,  he  was  a  delegate  to  the  State  Democratic 
Convention  at  Iowa  City,  and  in  June  following  a  delegate  to  the 
Democratic  National  Convention  at  Cincinnati,  and  in  January, 
1857,  a  member  of  the  Committee  on  the  Judiciary  of  the  Conven- 
tion called  to  frame  a  State  Constitution  for  Iowa. 

In  September,  1865,  while  driving  a  span  of  horses  of  his  own 
raising,  he  received  serious  internal  injuries, which,  it  was  thought, 
would  prevent  further  use  of  his  voice  in  court.  In  order  to  re- 
gain his  health  and  secure  a  summer  retreat  he  bought  an  entire 
section  of  land,  one  mile  square,  in  Mills  County,  la.,  thirty  acres 
of  which  he  planted  with  fruit  and  forest  trees.  In  1879  he  was 
successful  in  securing  the  construction  of  a  railway  line  from  St. 
Louis  to  Omaha,  thus  gaining  ready  access  to  market. 

In  1885  he  severed  his  connection  with  the  Wabash,  St.  Louis 
&  Pacific  Railway,  and  spent  about  a  year  in  Washington, 
studying  the  diplomatic  relations  of  the  United  States  with  the 
nations  of  Central  and  South  America.  He  planned  to  seek  a 
charter  for  the  construction  of  a  railway  line  through  Venezuela, 
but  lack  of  confidence  in  the  President  of  that  country  and 
local  strifes  prevented  him  from  raising  the  necessary  capital. 

Since  July,  1892,  he  had  made  his  home  in  St.  Louis,  Mo.,  but 
while  visiting  his  daughters  at  Owensboro,  Ky.,  died  on  July  7, 
1902,  from  a  fall  down  some  steps  at  the  railroad  station,  caused 
by  sunstroke.     He  was  75  years  of  age. 

He  married  in  Chicago,  111.,  on  April  5,  1868,  Elizabeth  Hardin, 
daughter  of  Marcus  Aurelius  Chinn,  of  Lexington,  Ky.,  a  civil 
engineer  and  later  a  physician,  and  had  five  daughters  and  three 
sons. 

1853 

William  Frederick  Vincent  Bartlett,  third  of  the  eight 
children  and  second  son  of  William  and  Mary  (Crie)  Bartlett, 
was   born    in    Portland,  Me.,  on    August    20,  1831.     During   his 


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Senior  year  he  left  college  on  account  of  ill  health  for  a  sea 
voyage,  then  taught  for  a  time  in  Natchez,  Miss.,  and  in  1856  en- 
tered Union  Theological  Seminary,  having  that  year  received  his 
degree,  and  been  enrolled  with  his  college  class. 

After  completing  his  course  in  Union  Seminary,  he  took  charge 
of  Jefferson  College,  at  Washington,  Miss.  During  the  Civil 
War  he  was  Chaplain  of  the  First  Alabama  Regiment  (Confeder- 
ate), and  was  at  the  siege  of  Port  Hudson  when  the  garrison  was 
taken  by  the  Union  army  in  July,  1863.  He  was  ordained  to  the 
Presbyterian  ministry  on  December  26,  1864,  and  took  charge  of 
the  Prytania  Street  Church  in  New  Orleans,  La.,  but  his  health 
soon  failed  owing  to  the  privations  and  hardships  of  the  war,  and 
he  spent  several  years  in  travel,  supplying,  however,  for  varying 
periods,  churches  in  Boston  and  Brookline,  Mass.,  and  elsewhere, 
and  part  of  a  year  in  Concord,  N.  H. 

After  his  return  from  Europe  he  became  Professor  of  Latin  in 
Oakland  College,  Miss.,  a  Presbyterian  institution  whose  resources 
had  been  greatly  reduced  by  the  war  and  which  afterward  became 
Alcorn  University.  He  also  preached  in  the  churches  of  that 
vicinity.  In  1874  he  began  a  service  as  pastor  of  the  First  Pres- 
byterian Church  in  Lexington,  Ky.,  which  continued  with  widen- 
ing influence  for  over  twenty-five  years,  during  which  he  became 
greatly  beloved  by  citizens  of  all  ranks.  He  received  the  degree 
of  Doctor  of  Divinity  from  Central  University,  Ky.,  in  1876. 

In  October,  1900,  Dr.  Bartlett  suffered  an  apoplectic  shock, 
which  laid  him  aside  from  all  work.  Another  stroke  ended  his 
life  at  his  home  in  Lexington,  on  April  15,  1903,  in  the  72d  year 
of  his  age. 

He  married,  on  July  26,  1859,  Miss  Mary  Jane  Moore,  of  Pine 
Ridge,  near  Natchez,  Miss.,  and  had  five  sons  and  two  daughters, 
of  whom  one  daughter  died  in  infancy.  One  son  graduated  as  a 
Bachelor  of  Science  from  the  State  College  of  Kentucky  in  1888, 
another  as  a  Bachelor  of  Law  from  the  University  of  Virginia  in 
1894,  and  a  third  son  from  the  University  of  Kentucky  in  1897. 
Mrs.  Bartlett  died  in  September,  1898. 

Jeremiah  Evarts  Greene,  son  of  David  Greene  (Yale  1821), 
for  many  years  Secretary  of  the  American  Board  of  Commission- 
ers for  Foreign  Missions,  and  Mary  (Evarts)  Greene,  and  grand- 
son of  Jeremiah  Evarts  (Yale  1802),  was  born  in  Boston,  Mass., 
on  November  27,  1834.     Soon  after  his  birth  the  family  removed 


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to  Roxbury,  and  about  1848  to  Westborougb,  Mass.  In  1849  be 
entered  New  York  University,  but  a  year  later  joined  tbe  Sopbo- 
more  class  at  Yale. 

Tbe  year  following  graduation  be  taugbt  in  tbe  Episcopal 
Academy  at  Cbesbire,  Conn.,  and  tbe  next  year  in  Keosauqua,  la., 
and  was  tben  occupied  for  two  years  in  tbe  survey  for  tbe  U.  S. 
Government  of  public  lands  in  Kansas.  He  returned  to  Massa- 
cbusetts  in  1859,  was  admitted  to  tbe  Worcester  County  bar  less 
tban  a  year  later,  and  settled  in  Nortb  Brookfield. 

At  tbe  outbreak  of  tbe  Civil  War  be  was  tbe  first  from  tbe 
town  to  enlist,  and  aided  in  raising  tbe  15tb  Regiment  of  Massa- 
cbusetts  Volunteers,  of  wbicb  be  was  commissioned  First  Lieu- 
tenant, August  1,  1861.  Witb  otber  ofiicers  be  was  taken 
prisoner  at  tbe  battle  of  Ball's  Bluff,  Va.,  October  21,  1861,  and 
beld  at  Ricbmond  until  February  2,  1862,  wben  be  was  released 
on  parole.  He  was  commissioned  Captain  in  tbe  15tb  Regiment, 
June  17,  1862,  but  resigned  on  October  23  following. 

Returning  to  bis  law  practice,  Mr.  Greene  remained  in  Nortb 
Brookfield  until  May  1,  1868,  wben  be  removed  to  Worcester. 
He  became  associated  witb  Hon.  Jobn  D.  Baldwin  in  tbe  editor- 
sbip  of  the  Worcester  Spy,  and  continued  as  leading  editorial 
writer  of  tbat  paper  for  twenty-tbree  years. 

In  1891  be  was  appointed  Postmaster  at  Worcester  and  during 
bis  service  of  over  ten  years  conducted  tbe  office  entirely  witbout 
partisanship  and  witb  an  efficiency  wbicb  was  signally  recognized 
at  Washington  and  throughout  the  Post  Office  department. 

He  was  twice  President  of  tbe  Board  of  Directors  of  tbe  Wor- 
cester Free  Public  Library,  and  a  member  of  tbe  council  of  the 
American  Antiquarian  Society.  His  life  was  one  of  singular 
unselfishness. 

Mr.  Greene  died  on  November  8,  1902,  of  softening  of  tbe 
brain,  at  Plainfield,  N.  J.,  while  on  a  visit  to  his  sister,  the  wife 
of  Jeremiah  Evarts  Tracy,  Esq.,  (LL.B.  Yale  1857).  He  bad 
nearly  completed  bis  68tb  year. 

He  married,  on  April  14,  1864,  at  New  Haven,  Conn.,  Mary 
Anna,  daughter  of  Jobn  G.  and  Henrietta  C.  (Kirtland)  Bassett, 
of  New  York  City,  and  granddaughter  of  Rev.  Amos  Bassett, 
D.D.  (Yale  1784).  Mrs.  Greene  died  after  many  years  of  suffer- 
ing in  1897.     They  had  no  children. 

One  of  Mr.  Greene's  brothers  graduated  at  Williams  College 
in  1852  and  was  killed  in  tbe  attack  on  Arkansas  Post  in  1863; 
and  two  younger  brothers  graduated  at  Dartmouth  College. 


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Joel  Sumner  Smith,  son  of  David  Hume  and  Tirzah  (Howe) 
Smith,  was  born  on  September  11,  1830,  in  Paxton,  Worcester 
County,  Mass.  Thence  the  family  removed  to  Easthampton, 
Mass.,  where  his  preparation  for  college  was  completed  in  1847. 
Another  removal  now  intervened,  to  Wisconsin,  with  the  result 
that  Mr.  Smith  spent  the  next  two  years  in  teaching  music  in  a 
Young  Ladies'  Seminary  in  Racine. 

After  graduation  he  remained  in  New  Haven,  and  for  more 
than  twenty  years  devoted  himself  with  success  to  the  thorough 
study  of  music  and  to  its  teaching  as  a  profession. 

While  still  thus  engaged  his  interest  in  musical  history  led 
him  in  1 874  to  undertake  (without  compensation)  an  exhaustive 
catalogue  of  the  Lowell  Mason  Library  of  Church  Music,  which 
had  just  been  placed  in  the  Yale  Divinity  School.  This  employ- 
ment led  happily  to  a  closer  connection  with  the  university, 
which  began  in  July,  1875,  when  he  was  put  in  charge  of 
the  Linonian  and  Brothers  Library.  His  activity  and  precision 
in  this  partial  occupation  proved  so  invaluable  that  he  was  soon 
induced  to  withdraw  entirely  from  his  former  profession  and  give 
all  his  time  to  the  Library.  His  position  remained  nominally 
the  same  until  1894,  but  after  that  date  he  was  wholly  occupied 
in  the  University  Library,  with  the  rank  of  Assistant  Librarian, 
which  had  virtually  been  his  position  for  many  years  before.  His 
duties  were  mainly  those  of  a  cataloguer,  which  called  into  play 
and  developed  his  remarkable  exactness  and  capacity  for  minute 
labor  and  thorough  research. 

To  fit  himself  more  fully  for  his  work  he  took  up  at  an  early 
date  the  study  of  Russian,  to  which  he  added  subsequently  a 
knowledge  of  other  Slavonic  languages.  One  fruit  of  these 
studies  was  the  publication  in  1886  (and  second  edition  in  1887) 
of  "Red-nosed  Frost,"  an  anonymous  version  in  the  original 
metres  of  a  poem  by  N.  A.  Nekrasov — a  difficult  piece  of  work, 
admirably  executed. 

His  studies  also  led  him  to  the  task  of  collecting  a  library  of 
about  six  thousand  volumes  of  representative  Russian  literature, 
selected  with  rare  judgment  ;  and  in  1896  he  printed  (in  Leipzig) 
a  careful  catalogue  of  this  collection,  to  accompany  its  transfer 
to  the  university.  By  his  strict  injunction  the  source  of  this 
large  gift  was  kept  a  secret,  as  was  also  his  subsequent  devotion 
of  a  considerable  portion  of  his  income  to  supplying  the  wants  of 
the  musical  department  of  the  Library.     It  can  now  be  said  that 


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these  benefactions  amounted  to  nearly  $12,000.     His  best  gift, 
however,  which  could  not  be  hidden,  was  his  shining  example  of 
loj^al,  ungrudging  service   and  the    lavish  devotion   of   all   his. 
powers  to  the  duties  entrusted  to  him. 

In  the  summer  of  1901  his  health  began  to  fail  perceptibly, 
and  in  the  spring  of  1902  he  was  forced  to  accept  the  offer  of 
partial  relief  from  daily  service ;  after  a  few  final  months  of  pain- 
ful retirement  he  died  suddenly  at  his  home  in  New  Haven,  on 
February  13,  1903,  in  his  V3d  year. 

He  was  married,  on  May  28,  1854,  in  New  Haven,  to  Miss 
Elizabeth  Mary  Davis,  of  this  city,  who  survives  him  with  their 
only  child  (Y.  C.  1879). 

1856 

Hasbrouck  DuBois  was  born  at  Fishkill,  N.  Y.,  on  Novem- 
ber 27,  1832,  and  was  the  son  of  Charles  L.  and  Catharine  (Has- 
brouck) DuBois.  He  entered  college  with  the  class  of  1855, 
but  lost  a  year  through  ill  health,  and  joined  the  class  of  1856 
in  its  Freshman  year.  In  Senior  year  he  was  one  of  the  editors 
of  the  Yale  Literary  Magazine. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  Theological  Seminary  of  the 
Reformed  (Dutch)  Church  at  New  Brunswick,  N.  J.,  and  imme- 
diately after  finishing  his  course,  in  1859,  became  pastor  of  the 
North  Reformed  Church  in  Newark,  N.  J.  After  two  and  a  half 
years  of  service  he  resigned  on  account  of  ill  health,  and  spent  a 
year  in  rest  and  travel  in  Europe,  Egypt  and  the  East.  For 
three  years  after  his  return  he  was  pastor  of  the  Reformed  Church 
at  Bloomingburg,  Orange  County,  N.  Y.,  and  for  twenty-one 
years  (from  1866)  of  the  Reformed  Church  at  Mott  Haven, 
Westchester  County,  N.  Y.,  for  fourteen  years  of  that  time  sup- 
plying also  the  Union  Church  at  High  Bridge.  In  1887  he 
resigned  from  this  pastorate,  and  since  then  had  lived  at  Woody 
Crest,  High  Bridge,  New  York  City,  where  he  died  of  acute  indi- 
gestion, on  August  5,  1902,  in  the  70th  year  of  his  age. 

He  married,  on  April  12,  1871,  Katharine  Schuyler,  daughter 
of  Smith  W.  and  Harriet  A.  (Schuyler)  Anderson,  of  High 
Bridge,  N.  Y.  Mrs.  DuBois  survives  him  with  their  adopted 
son. 

George  Cary  Dunham,  son  of  Ebenezer  and  Martha  B.  (Cary) 
Dunham,  was  born  in  Pittsfield,  Mass.,  on  October  11,  1832. 
During  the  greater  part  of  his  college  course  he  served  as  Chapel 


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organist,  and  was  leader  of  the  Beethoven  Society.  In  Senior 
year  he  also  organized  a  class  orchestra  which  furnished  music  on 
Class  Day. 

The  year  after  graduation  he  was  in  Cleveland,  O.,  and  then 
for  four  or  five  years  he  devoted  himself  to  practicing  and  teach- 
ing music  in  Pittsfield.  In  1862  he  was  appointed  U.  S.  Deputy 
Collector  for  the  Tenth  District  of  Massachusetts,  in  1865  Assist- 
ant Assessor  of  the  same  district,  and  four  years  later.  Assessor. 
He  subsequently  held  other  government  positions  until  1879, 
when  he  removed  to  Middletown,  Conn.,  and  entered  the  service 
of  the  New  York,  New  Haven  &  Hartford  Railroad  Co.  For  a 
short  time  he  was  a  conductor  on  the  "  Branch  "  road,  but  for 
the  past  nineteen  years  had  been  local  freight  agent.  In  1885 
he  was,  elected  a  member  of  the  Common  Council,  and  from 
1887  to  1891  served  as  Alderman. 

Mr.  Dunham  died  of  heart  failure  at  his  home  in  Middle- 
town,  on  April  1,  1903,  in  the  71st  year  of  his  age.  He  was  a 
vestryman  of  Holy  Trinity  Church.  He  never  entirely  gave  up 
his  music,  and  for  many  years  was  organist  in  that  city,  and  from 
1879  to  1886  of  St.  James  (P.  E.)  Church  and  afterward  of  the 
Second  (Congregational)  Church,  both  in  Fair  Haven,  now 
included  in  New  Haven. 

He  married,  on  October  19, 1857,  Melissa,  daughter  of  Nehemiah 
and  Jane  E.  (Rowe)  Smith,  of  Fair  Haven.  She  survives  him 
with  their  five  daughters,  of  whom  the  eldest  is  the  wife  of  Willard 
Knowlton  Dyer,  M.D.  (Harvard  1876)  and  the  third  is  the  wife 
of  Rev.  Harry  Harvey  Beattys  (Wesleyan  1888). 

.Wager  Swatne,  son  of  Hon.  Noah  Haynes  Swayne,  LL.D. 
(Yale  Hon.  1865),  Associate  Justice  of  the  Supreme  Court  of 
the  United  States,  and  Sarah  Ann  (Wager)  Swayne,  was  born  in 
Columbus,  O.,  on  November  10,  1834.  He  was  at  first  a  member 
of  the  Class  of  1855,  but  a  dangerous  illness  caused  him  to  leave 
college  for  a  time  and  he  joined  the  Class  of  1856  at  the  begin- 
ning of  Sophomore  year. 

On  graduation  he  entered  the  law  office  of  Swayne  &  Baber, 
and  also  studied  in  the  Cincinnati  Law  School,  completing  his 
course  in  the  latter  in  the  spring  of  1859.  The  following  autumn  he 
formed  a  partnership  with  his  father,  under  the  name  of  N.  H.  & 
W.  Swayne.  At  the  outbreak  of  the  Civil  War  he  promptly 
offered  his  services   to  the   National  Government,  and   helped 


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raise  the  43d  Ohio  Volunteers,  of  which  he  was  at  first  commis- 
sioned Major,  but  in  October,  1861,  was  made  Lieutenant-Colonel. 
He  was  with  Gen.  Pope  in  the  Missouri  campaign,  assisted  in  the 
capture  of  New  Madrid  and  Island  No.  10,  and  after  the  battle 
of  Corinth  was  promoted  to  the  rank  of  Colonel.  He  was  Pro- 
vost Marshal  at  Memphis,  Tenn.,  for  three  months  in  1862-63, 
but  at  his  request  was  returned  to  active  service.  On  the  expira- 
tion of  their  three  years'  term  seven-eights  of  his  regiment 
reenlisted,  and  after  taking  a  furlough  with  them  he  was  again  at 
the  front.  While  on  duty  during  the  northward  advance  of 
Sherman's  army  from  Savannah  to  the  Sea,  in  a  skirmish  at  Salke- 
hatchie  Bridge,  South  Carolina,  on  February  2,  1865,  he  received 
a  wound  which  necessitated  the  amputation  of  his  right  leg. 
He  was  immediately  brevetted  Brigadier-General  "for  gallant 
and  distinguished  services,"  and  a  month  later  was  made  full 
Brigadier. 

In  June,  1865,  he  was  appointed  Assistant  Commissioner  of 
the  Freedraen's  Bureau,  and  was  stationed  at  Mobile,  Ala.,  and 
in  June,  1866,  the  military  command  of  the  forces  in  that  State 
was  added  to  his  charge,  his  headquarters  being  at  Montgomery. 
He  opened  the  first  elementary  schools  the  colored  people  of  the 
South  had  had,  and  aided  in  establishing  permanent  educational 
institutions  at  Montgomery,  Mobile,  Talladega  and  elsewhere. 

In  May,  1866,  he  was  appointed  Major-General,  and  in  August 
of  the  same  year  was  transferred  to  the  regular  army  as  Colonel 
of  the  45th  Infantry,  one  of  the  four  regiments  known  as  the 
"Veteran  Reserve  Corps."  In  March,  1867,  he  was  brevetted 
Major-General.  Subsequently  he  was  in  the  War  Department 
investigating  claims  growing  out  of  the  war,  but  finding  depart- 
ment work  distasteful  he  resigned,  and  was  placed  upon  the 
retired  list  in  June,  1870. 

He  then  settled  in  Toledo  and  resumed  his  law  practice  in 
partnership  with  John  R.  Osborn,  Esq.  (Ohio  Univ.  1831),  under 
the  firm  name  of  Osborn  &  Swayne.  He  was  active  in  develop- 
ing the  railroad  facilities  and  promoting  the  educational  interests 
of  the  city,  serving  as  a  member  of  the  Board  of  Education  from 
1872  to  1876.  His  success  in  obtaining  in  the  Supreme  Court  of 
the  United  States  an  ultimate  negative  decision  on  the  question 
of  the  constitutionality  of  a  law  designed  to  tax  National  Banks 
out  of  existence,  attracted  the  attention  of  leading  financial  cor- 
porations.    In  1881  he  removed  to  New  York  City  and  for  about 


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nine  years  was  in  partnership  with  Judge  John  F.  Dillon,  in  the 
firm  of  Dillon  &  Swayne.  After  practicing  alone  for  a  time  he  asso- 
ciated with  himself  his  eldest  son,  under  the  name  of  Swayne  & 
Swayne,  and  later  of  Swayne,  Swayne,  Morris  &  Fay. 

He  was  counsel  of  the  Western  Union  Telegraph  Co.,  the 
Wabash  Railway  Co.,  the  Associated  Press,  and  other  great 
corporations.    He  was  a  director  of  the  North  American  Trust  Co. 

He  was  always  warmly  interested  in  Christian  enterprises  and 
benevolent  and  reform  movements.  He  was  a  member  of  the 
executive  committee  of  the  American  Tract  Society,  President  of 
the  American  Church  Missionary  Society,  and  a  devoted  worker 
for  the  Protestant  Episcopal  Church  Temperance  Society.  After 
coming  to  New  York  City  he  was  at  one  time  vestryman  of  St. 
George's  Church,  but  later  attended  St.  Bartholomew's. 

For  the  larger  part  of  the  time  during  the  last  two  years 
General  Swayne  had  been  unable  to  walk  with  his  crutches  but 
had  been  confined  to  his  rolling  chair.  His  death  occurred  at  his 
home  in  New  York  City,  on  December  18,  1902,  from  heart 
trouble  caused  by  diabetes,  but  traceable  to  conditions  resulting 
from  his  wound.     He  was  68  years  of  age. 

He  married,  on  December  22,  186a,  Ellen,  daughter  of  Alfred 
Harris,  Esq.,  a  leading  lawyer  of  Louisville,  Ky.,  and  had  three 
sons  and  two  daughters,  who  with  Mrs.  Swayne  survive  him. 
Two  of  his  sons  graduated  from  Yale  University  in  1892  and 
1893,  respectively,  and  three  brothers  in  1868,  1870  and  1872, 
respectively.  He  received  the  honorary  degree  of  Doctor  of  Laws, 
from  Kenyon  College  in  1879. 

1857 

Benjamin  Franklin  Barge,  son  of  Christian  Barge,  a  farmer, 
and  Elizabeth  (Schlosser)  Barge,  both  of  whom  are  deceased, 
was  born  in  Lockport,  Northampton  County,  Pa.,  on  May  30, 
1832,  and  was  prepared  for  college  at  Vandever  Classical  Semi- 
nary, Easton,  and  Tremount  Seminary,  Norristown,  both  in 
Pennsylvania.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Sophomore  class  in 
Dartmouth  College,  after  which  he  entered  Yale,  his  residence  at 
the  time  being  Cherryville,  Northampton  County. 

For  a  few  years  after  graduation  he  was  engaged  in  teaching. 
He  then  entered  business,  and  was  for  many  years  purchasing 
agent  of  the  Lehigh  Coal  &  Navigation  Co.     He  had  been  ablei 
to  satisfy  his  desire  for  extensive  travel,  and  spent  nearly  a  year 


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abroad  during  his  last  tour.  While  out  walking  at  Bad-Nauheim, 
Germany,  where  he  was  sojourning  for  the  benefit  of  his  health, 
he  died  very  suddenly  on  October  30,  1902,  at  the  age  of  70  years. 
He  was  never  married. 

Mr.  Barge  had  excelled  in  mathematics  while  a  student,  and 
in  1900-1901  he  established  in  Yale  University  the  Benjamin  F. 
Barge  Fund  for  prizes  in  mathematics  in  the  Sophomore  and 
Freshman  classes  of  the  College,  and  by  his  will  left  an  endowment 
for  the  "Benjamin  F.  Barge  Chair  of  Romance  Languages  and 
Literature,"  also  a  fund  for  scholarships  for  deserving  students 
in  any  class  or  department  of  the  University. 

Nathan  Dana  Wells,  son  of  Nathan  and  Jane  (Gorrill) 
Wells,  was  born  at  Northfield,  N.  H.,  on  June  17,  1831. 

After  graduation  he  taught  two  years  in  Phillips  (Andover) 
Academy,  where  he  had  gained  his  preparation  for  college,  and 
then  studied  law  in  the  office  of  Judge  William  Emerson  (Harvard 
1818),  an  elder  brother  of  Ralph  Waldo  Emerson,  and  at  that 
time  in  the  firm  of  Emerson  &  Prichard.  He  was  admitted 
to  the  bar  in  May,  1860,  and  practiced  in  New  York  City.  From 
1861  to  1865  he  also  taught  in  Cooper  Institute.  His  home  was 
for  many  years  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  and  since  1880  he  had  been 
counselor  of  the  Brooklyn  (N.  Y.)  Society  for  the  Prevention  of 
Cruelty  to  Children.  He  was  retained  in  a  number  of  *'  Cotton 
Cases,"  in  which  claims  were  presented  for  cotton  used  by  the 
Union  army. 

Mr.  Wells  died  of  pneumonia  at  Haverhill,  Mass,,  on  October 
30,  1902,  at  the  age  of  71  years.  He  was  a  member  of  the 
Church  of  the  Pilgrims  (Congregational)  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 

He  married,  on  June  26,  1867,  Sara  Schelley,  daughter  of 
Abram  Clemmer,  a  merchant  of  Harper's  Ferry,  Va.,  and  had  a 
son  and  daughter,  of  whom  the  son  graduated  at  Columbia 
University  in  1893,  and  received  the  degree  of  Electrical  Engineer 
in  1896. 

1858 

JosiAH  WiLLAED  GiBBS,  son  of  Josiah  Willard  Gibbs,  LL.D., 
(Yale  1 809)  and  Mary  Anna  (Van  Cleve)  Gibbs,  was  born  in  New 
Haven,  Conn.,  on  February  11,  1839.  His  father,  eminent  as  a 
philologist  and  Biblical  critic,  was  Professor  of  Sacred  Literature 
in  Yale  Theological  Seminary  from  J  824  until  his  death  in  1861, 


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and  until  1843,  also  Librarian  of  Yale  College.  He  was  a  descend- 
ant of  Hon.  Josiah  Willard  (Harvard  1698),  of  Boston,  Secretary 
of  the  Province  of  Massachusetts  Bay.  His  mother  was  the 
daughter  of  John  Van  Cleve,  M.D.  (Princeton  1797),  a  trustee  of 
Princeton  College. 

Besides  other  honors  during  his  college  course  Mr.  Gibbs  won 
the  First  DeForest  Mathematical  Prize,  and  the  Bristed  and  Clark 
Scholarships. 

After  graduation  he  continued  his  studies  in  New  Haven  for 
five  years,  and  was  then  Tutor,  the  first  two  years  in  Latin,  and 
the  third  in  Natural  Philosophy.  In  1866  he  went  abroad,  and 
studied  successively  in  Paris,  Berlin,  and  Heidelberg,  returning 
home  in  June,  1869.  In  1871  he  was  elected  Professor  of  Mathe- 
matical Physics  in  Yale,  and  filled  this  chair  for  the  remainder  of 
his  life  with  distinguished  honor  to  himself  and  to  the  University. 

He  died  after  a  brief  illness  on  April  28,  1903,  at  the  age  of  64 
years.  He  was  never  married.  He  was  admitted  to  the  College 
Church  at  the  close  of  Freshman  year,  and  remained  a  member  of 
it  till  his  death. 

Prof essor  Gibbs  was  most  widely  known  for  his  work  in  thermo- 
dynamics. His  first  published  investigation  appeared  in  the  Trans- 
actions of  the  Connecticut  Academy  of  Arts  and  Sciences  in  1873 
under  the  titles  "  Graphical  Methods  in  the  Thermodynamics 
of  Fluids"  and  "A  Method  of  Geometrical  Representation  of  the 
Thermodynamic  Properties  of  Substances  by  means  of  Surfaces," 
— the  second  of  which  attracted  the  world-wide  attention  of 
physicists.  These  were  followed  in  1875  and  1878  by  "The 
Equilibrium  of  Heterogeneous  Substances,"  in  which  he  applied 
the  principles  of  thermodynamics  to  the  conditions  of  equilibrium 
between  substances  differing  in  chemical  nature  as  well  as  in 
physical  state,  and  anticipated  by  purely  theoretical  considera- 
tions a  large  number  of  the  discoveries  since  made  in  physical 
chemistry. 

After  his  achievements  in  thermodynamics  Professor  Gibbs 
turned  his  attention  to  the  subject  of  the  vector  analysis,  the 
Elements  of  which  he  published  in  1881  and  1884.  This  subject, 
with  its  subsequent  applications  to  the  electro-magnetic  theory  of 
light  and  to  the  computations  of  orbits,  was  presented  first  of  all 
before  the  Mathematical  Club  of  the  University.  He  was  the 
founder  of  this  club  and  its  executive  officer  for  ten  years.  He 
was  deeply  interested  in  all  its  proceedings  and  his  contribu- 


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tions  to  its  discussions  were  most  valuable.  At  its  twenty-fifth 
anniversary,  which  was  observed  in  January,  1903,  he  delivered 
an  address  on  Values,  setting  forth  the  ideals  which  he  considered 
should  characterize  the  scientific  investigator.  In  the  Physical 
Club  of  the  University  and  other  organizations  with  which  he  was 
connected  his  influence  was  felt  in  maintaining  a  high  standard  of 
work. 

His  book  entitled  "Elementary  Principles  of  Statistical 
Mechanics,"  published  in  the  Yale  Bicentennial  series,  opened  to 
the  investigator  in  mathematical  physics  a  new  field  of  the  great- 
est promise. 

The  work  of  Professor  Gibbs  as  a  teacher  was  mainly  with  those 
who  were  fitting  themselves  for  advanced  teaching,  and  to  these 
his  lectures  were  most  inspiring.  All  with  whom  he  came  into 
close  contact  were  impressed  with  his  originality,  extraordinary 
intuitive  powers,  breadth  of  view,  and  the  swiftness  with  which 
he  drew  conclusions.  Mathematicians  and  physicists  and  advanced 
students  in  all  lands  are  adopting  more  and  more  his  conclusions 
and  methods  in  their  own  investigations. 

In  addition  to  his  services  in  the  University  he  was  for  twenty- 
two  years  a  trustee  of  the  Hopkins  Grammar  School  in  New 
Haven,  and  for  seventeen  years  its  Secretary  and  Treasurer. 

Professor  Gibbs  received  the  degree  of  Doctor  of  Philosophy 
from  Yale  in  1863  and  from  the  University  of  Erlangen  in  1893, 
of  Doctor  of  Laws  from  Williams  College  in  1893  and  from 
Princeton  University  in  1896,  and  of  Doctor  of  Mathematics  from 
the  University  of  Christiania  in  1902.  He  was  also  the  recipient 
of  high  honors  from  learned  societies  in  many  lands.  In  1879  he 
was  elected  a  member  of  the  National  Academy  of  Sciences, 
Washington,  in  1880  Fellow  of  the  American  Academy  of  Arts 
and  Sciences  of  Boston,  and  the  following  year  was  the  Rumford 
Medalist  of  that  society.  He  was  a  Foreign  member  of  the  Dutch 
Society  of  Sciences,  Haarlem,  and  of  the  Royal  Society  of  London, 
and  Copley  Medalist  of  the  last  in  1901  ;  Honorary  Member  of 
the  Royal  Institution  of  Great  Britain,  the  Cambridge  Philo- 
sophical Society,  the  London  Mathematical  Society,  the  Manches- 
ter (England)  Literary  and  Philosophical  Society,  and  the  Physical 
Society  of  London  ;  Corresponding  Member  of  the  Royal  Society 
of  Science,  Gottingen,  the  Berlin  Academy,  and  the  Bavarian 
Academy  of  Sciences  ;  and  Correspondent  of  the  French  Institute. 


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Elawson  Carry  More,  son  of  Elijah  and  Sarah  Caroline 
(Owens)  More,  wa8  born  on  December  27,  ISST,  in  Little  Rock, 
Ark.  After  study  in  Paris,  Hanover  and  Berlin,  and  in  New 
Haven  under  Mr.  James  M.  B.  Dwight  (Yale  1846),  he  joined  the 
class  during  the  second  terra  of  Junior  year. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  at  Cumberland  University, 
Lebanon,  Tenn.,  received  the  degree  of  LL.B.  on  April  27,  1861, 
and  was  admitted  to  practice  in  Tennessee.  The  following  year 
he  was  in  the  mountains  of  Colorado,  and  three  years  in  St.  Louis, 
Mo.  In  the  spring  of  1865  he  went  to  Montana,  and  practiced 
law  in  Helena  until  November,  1866.  He  then  returned  by  way 
of  Oregon,  California  and  Central  America  to  Missouri,  and  the 
next  spring  resumed  practice  in  Columbia,  in  that  State.  About 
August,  1872,  he  gave  up  practice,  and  began  farming  near  by. 
In  1878  he  was  President  of  the  Board  of  Agriculture  of  Missouri. 
He  was  also  interested  in  the  culture  of  coffee  on  the  Isthmus  of 
Tehuantepec,  Yera  Cruz,  Mexico. 

From  February,  1887,  to  October,  1889,  he  was  United  States 
Consul  General  in  the  City  of  Mexico.  In  1889  and  1891  he 
traveled  extensively  in  Eiirope. 

He  was  a  delegate  to  the  National  Democratic  Conventions  of 
1876  and  1892,  and  a  Democratic  elector  of  Missouri  in  1884. 

In  April,  1897,  he  formed  a  partnership  with  Wellington 
Adams,  under  the  name  of  More  &  Adams,  for  the  practice  of 
patent,  trade -mark  and  copyright  law,  with  an  office  in  St.  Louis, 
and  soon  afterward  removed  to  that  city. 

Mr.  More  married  in  Nashville,  Tenn.,  in  1862,  Julia,  daughter 
of  William  and  Julia  (Lytic)  Nichol,  by.  whom  he  had  two 
daughters  and  a  son.  He  was  divorced  from  her  in  1869,  and  in 
1873  married  Mrs.  Elizabeth  A.  (Hunton)  Taylor,  daughter  of 
Judge  Logan  and  Mary  Jane  (Mose)  Hunton. 

Mr.  More  died  of  Bright's  disease  at  Peoria,  III,  on  July  24, 
1902,  in  his  65th  year.  His  widow  and  the  son  by  the  first 
marriage  survive. 

Walter  Stanley  Pitkin,  son  of  Walter  Pitkin,  formerly  of 
Hartford,  Conn.,  but  afterward  for  many  years  a  resident  of  Wash- 
ington, D.  C,  and  Catharine  Bogart  (Stanley)  Pitkin,  was  born 
in  East  Hartford,  Conn.,  on  October  12,  18  37. 

The  year  following  graduation  he  studied  law  in  the  office  of 
the  State  Attorney  in  Hartford,  and  the  next  year  at  the  Harvard 


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Law  School.  He  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  Boston  in  July, 
1860,  and  in  New  York  in  November  of  the  same  year.  From 
the  latter  date  until  May,  1863,  he  continued  his  studies  in  New 
York,  and  spent  the  remainder  of  the  year  in  travel.  In  1864  he 
began  the  practice  of  law  in  Hartford,  and  was  a  member  of  the 
Connecticut  Legislature  the  same  year.  In  1866  he  returned  to 
New  York,  and  in  May,  1867,  became  a  member  of  the  firm  of 
Torrance  &  Pitkin,  which  was  dissolved  in  1872.  After  this  Mr. 
Pitkin,  owing  to  impaired  health,  gradually  withdrew  from  prac- 
tice. In  1882  he  built  a  house  in  Washington,  D.  C,  and  con- 
tinued to  make  that  city  his  winter  home.  In  1894  he  made  a 
tour  abroad. 

Mr.  Pitkin  died  of  apoplexy  at  the  Hamilton,  in  Washington, 
on  April  18,  1903,  at  the  age  of  65  years. 

He  married,  in  Flushing,  N.  Y.,  on  October  27,  1869,  Julia, 
daughter  of  Walter  and  Julia  Almira  (Niles)  Jaggar,  who  sur- 
vives him  without  children. 

By  his  will  he  left  to  Yale  University  a  bequest  to  found  a 
scholarship  in  memory  of  his  uncle,  Anthony  Dumond  Stanley, 
M.  A.  (Yale  1830),  who  was  Professor  of  Mathematics  in  Yale 
College  from  1836  until  his  death  in  1853. 

1860 

William  Lockwood  Bradley,  son  of  Leonard  and  Charlotte 
Selleck  (Lockwood)  Bradley,  was  born  on  October  11,  1837,  in 
New  York  City,  but  since  1842  had  resided  in  New  Haven. 

For  a  year  or  so  after  graduation  he  was  employed  in  the  book 
store  of  Mr.  Thomas  H.  Pease,  and  then  entered  the  Yale  Medi- 
cal School,  but  after  a  few  months  left  to  assume  the  duties  of 
Medical  Cadet  at  McKim's  Mansion  Hospital  in  Baltimore.  In 
the  fall  of  1862  he  entered  Bellevue  Hospital,  New  York  City, 
but  went  abroad  in  the  following  February,  and  spent  eleven 
months  among  the  hospitals  of  Paris,  and  three  months  in  travel 
and  medical  observation  on  the  Continent  and  in  Great  Britain. 

He  received  the  degree  of  Doctor  of  Medicine  at  Yale  in  1864; 
in  May,  1865,  returned  to  New  Haven  to  reside,  and  in  June 
began  the  practice  of  his  profession,  making  a  specialty  of  obstet- 
rics and  gynecology.  From  1865  to  1877  he  was  Demonstrator 
of  Anatomy  in  the  Yale  Medical  School. 

From  1866  to  1869  Dr.  Bradley  was  Secretary  and  Treasurer 
of  the  New  Haven  Medical  Association.     He  was  chosen  one  of 


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the  attending  physicians  and  surgeons  of  the  General  Hospital  at 
New  Haven  in  1871,  a  Director  in  1878,  and  afterward  a  member 
of  the  Prudential  Committee  and  Vice-President.  In  1874  he 
delivered  the  first  of  an  annual  course  of  lectures  before  the 
Connecticut  Training  School  for  Nurses,  and  in  1876  was  elected 
a  member  of  the  Prudential  Committee  of  the  School.  In  1875 
he  was  made  a  Fellow  of  the  Connecticut  Medical  Society. 

The  year  before  entering  college  he  united  with  the  Center 
Church,  and  was  always  interested  in  religious  and  philanthropic 
work.  In  1877  he  prepared  a  paper  on  the  "  Origin  of  the  First 
Mission  School  and  the  First  Organization  of  a  Sabbath  School 
in  New  Haven,'^  and  he  occasionally  contributed  to  the  medical 
press.  For  many  years  after  1867  he  was  Class  Secretary,  and 
his  work  upon  the  Class  Records  received  the  warm  approval  of 
his  classmates. 

Dr.  Bradley  died  very  suddenly  of  heart  disease  at  his  home 
on  Orange  street,  on  June  12,  1903,  in  the  66th  year  of  his  age. 
His  health  had  failed  somewhat  during  the  last  three  years,  but 
there  was  no  indication  that  the  end  was  near.  He  was  never 
married.  A  brother  (deceased  in  1898)  was  a  graduate  of  the 
College  in  1855. 

1861 

Willi A.M  Henry  Fuller,  son  of  Calvin  P.  and  Sarah  Jane 
(Van  Tuyl)  Fuller,  was  born  at  Barry ville,  Sullivan  County,  N.  Y., 
on  November  6,  1836.  While  in  college  he  was  an  editor  of  the 
Yale  Literary  Magazine,  and  was  chosen  to  make  the  Wooden 
Spoon  presentation. 

After  graduation  he  made  his  permanent  home  in  New  York 
City,  received  the  degree  of  LL.B.  from  Columbia  Law  School 
in  1863,  and  practiced  his  profession  until  the  summer  of  1867, 
when  he  became  a  member  of  the  firm  of  Frederick  Beck  &  Co., 
manufacturers  of  paper  hangings.  Later,  Warren,  Fuller  &  Co., 
succeeded  to  the  business,  in  which  Mr.  Fuller  continued  until  his 
retirement  in  1892,  when  he  became  a  director  of  the  National 
Wall  Paper  Company.  He  was  a  leader  in  organizing  the  present 
methods  of  manufacture  of  wall  paper  in  the  United  States. 
He  enjoyed  a  remarkably  successful  business  career  and  accumu- 
lated large  wealth. 

Mr.  Fuller  was  a  superior  judge  of  the  fine  arts,  especially  of 
painting,  and  made  many  trips  abroad,  spending  much  time  in 


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the  galleries  and  studios  of  Europe.  In  1898  he  sold  a  choice 
and  valuable  collection  of  paintings,  mainly  for  the  pleasure  of 
making  a  new  collection.  He  was  active  in  arranging  several 
loan  exhibitions  at  the  Union  League  Club  of  New  York,  in 
Pittsburg,  and  elsewhere.  In  connection  with  these  exhibitions 
he  published  the  monographs  entitled  :  "  Two  Barbizon  Paint- 
ers," 1895;  "Early  English  Painters,"  1899;  "Claude  Monet 
and  His  Paintings,"  1899,  and  "Claude  Monet,"  1902.  He  also 
wrote  an  occasional  letter  on  art  topics  for  the  New  York  Even- 
ing Post. 

Mr.  Fuller  died  at  his  home  in  New  York  City  of  congestion 
of  the  lungs,  after  a  brief  illness,  on  November  26,  1902,  at  the 
age  of  66  years.     He  had  never  married. 

1862 

Frederic  Augustus  Ward,  eldest  of  the  three  sons  of 
Augustus  Ward,  a  farmer  and  banker,  and  Susan  (Cowles)  Ward, 
was  born  at  Farmington,  Conn.,  on  April  1,  1841. 

After  graduation  he  took  a  course  in  Columbia  Law  School 
and  received  the  degree  of  LL.B.  in  May,  1864.  He  had  been 
admitted  to  the  bar  the  previous  December,  and  had  supple- 
mented his  studies  in  the  office  of  Mott,  Murray  &  Harris,  in 
New  York.  In  September,  1865,  he  became  the  junior  partner  of 
Hon.  Grenville  Tudor  Jenks  (Amherst  1849),  under  the  name  of 
Jenks  &  Ward,  and  so  continued  until  the  death  of  Mr.  Jenks  in 
August,  1870.  He  was  then  for  two  years  partner  with  Hon. 
George  Greenwood  Reynolds,  LL.D.  (Wesleyan  1841).  In  1878 
he  admitted  to  partnership  his  step-son,  Almet  Francis  Jenks 
(Yale  1875),  who  had  previously  been  his  managing  clerk,  but 
since  1883  he  had  practiced  alone,  with  large  success,  in  New 
York  and  Brooklyn. 

In  November,  1898,  he  was  appointed  by  the  Governor  of  the 
State  of  New  York  a  Justice  of  the  Supreme  Court  for  the  Sec- 
ond Judicial  District  to  fill  a  vacancy  caused  by  the  resignation 
of  Hon.  Augustus  VanWyck.  He  was  already  the  Republican 
candidate  for  the  full  term,  but  the  success  of  his  party  was  not 
sufficient  to  overcome  the  usual  adverse  majority,  and  he  failed 
of  election.  His  judicial  work  during  his  brief  term,  however, 
won  the  hearty  commendation  of  the  bar  and  the  appellate 
judges. 

At  various  times  he  acted  as  counsel  for  the  Manhattan  Ele- 


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vated  Railroad,  New  York  Central  Railroad,  Union  Ferry  Com- 
pany, National  Bank  of  Commerce,  and  other  leading  corpora- 
tions, and  was  the  attorney  for  several  large  estates.  He  was 
often  employed  as  counsel  to  represent  in  the  Brooklyn  Courts 
the  most  eminent  lawyers  in  New  York  City. 

He  was  President  of  the  Yale  Alumni  Association  of  Long 
Island  from  1894  to  1896,  President  of  the  Greenwood  Cemetery 
Association,  Director  of  the  Brooklyn  Library  Association  and 
the  Philharmonic  Society,  Director  and  Secretary  of  the  Long 
Island  Historical  Society,  and  an  officer  in  business  corporations. 
Several  of  his  addresses  before  the  Bar  Association,  New  England 
Society,  Hamilton  Club  and  other  bodies  have  been  printed. 

Judge  Ward  died  of  valvular  heart  trouble  and  Bright's  disease 
at  his  home  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  on  April  29,  1903,  at  the  age  of 
62  years.     By  his  will  he  left  a  bequest  to  Yale  University. 

He  married,  on  September  3,  1871,  Mrs.  Persis  S.  (Smith) 
Jenks,  widow  of  his  former  partner,  Hon.  Grenville  T.  Jenks, 
and  daughter  of  Gen.  Roland  and  Lucy  (Snow)  Smith.  She  died 
in  1879,  and  on  June  8,  1881,  he  married  Jessie  Littlejohn,  daugh- 
ter of  Dr.  Richard  M.  and  Anna  M.  (Littlejohn)  Thompson,  of 
Albany,  N.  Y.,  who  survives  him.  He  had  no  children  by  either 
marriage.  One  brother  (deceased)  graduated  from  the  Sheffield 
Scientific  School  in  1862,  and  another  brother  from  the  Academ- 
ical Department  in  1880. 

1863 

Henry  Barzillai  Waterman,  son  of  George  and  Phoebe  A. 
(Millard)  Waterman,  was  born  on  May  18,  1842,  at  Belvidere, 
IlL  He  entered  college  with  the  class  of  1862,  but  left  toward  the 
end  of  Junior  year,  and  joined  the  class  of  1863  in  its  Junior 
year. 

For  six  months  after  graduation  he  served  in  the  134th  Illinois 
Regiment,  and  spent  the  winter  of  1863-64  in  St.  Louis  as  Aide- 
de-camp  to  Governor  Yates. 

In  1864  he  commenced  the  study  of  law  in  the  old  University 
of  Chicago,  from,  which  he  received  the  degree  of  LL.B.  the  fol- 
lowing year.  In  the  fall  of  1805  he  entered  the  Chicago  (Con- 
gregational) Theological  Seminary,  but,  after  a  tour  in  Egypt 
and  the  Holy  Land,  completed  his  course  at  Newton  (Baptist) 
Theological  Institution,  graduating  in  1869.     In  July  of  that  year 


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he  was  ordained  to  the  ministry  in  the  First  Baptist  Church,  New 
Haven,  after  which  he  was  pastor  of  Baptist  churches  in  Illinois, 
serving  at  Moline  and  Mt.  Carroll  for  a  year  each,  at  Wheaton 
three  years,  and  at  Normal  from  1883  to  1886.  During  this  period 
he  also  continued  the  study  of  law  in  Chicago,  and  went  abroad 
again  in  1872  and  a  third  time  in  1878.  From  1886  to  1888  his 
home  was  in  Griggsville,  and  the  next  three  years  in  Carthage, 
111.  He  received  the  degree  of  Doctor  of  Divinity  from  La 
Grange  (Mo.)  College  in  1890. 

In  1890-91  he  made  a  tour  around  the  world,  visiting  mission- 
ary stations.  For  several  summers  he  lectured  at  Chautau- 
qua, N.  Y.,  on  Palestine,  and  in  1895  published  "A  Hand- 
book of  the  Holy  Land."  During  the  last  twelve  years  he  resided 
in  Chicago,  and  was  pastor  of  the  Maplewood  Avenue  Baptist 
Church  from  1897  to  the  close  of  his  life. 

Dr.  Waterman  died  after  a  three  days'  illness  from  pneumonia 
at  his  home  in  Oak  Park,  on  January  14,  1903,  in  the  61st  year  of 
his  age. 

He  married,  on  August  21,  1877,  at  Belvidere,  111.,  Auronette 
M.,  daughter  of  Osman  H.  and  Huldah  (Ingersoll)  Sherman,  and 
had  two  daughters,  who,  with  their  mother,  survive. 

Joel  Tuttle  Wildman,  son  of  Albert  Boardman  and  Abigail 
(Graves)  Wildman,  was  born  at  Guilford,  Conn.,  on  March  28, 
1841. 

For  two  years  after  graduation  he  was  Acting  Assistant  Paymas- 
ter in  the  United  States  Navy,  andfor  several  years  thereafter  in  the 
employ  of  the  Pennsylvania  Central  Railroad  Company.  He  then 
settled  in  Guilford  and  was  engaged  in  the  service  of  the  New  York, 
New  Haven  and  Hartford  Railroad  Company.  At  the  time  of  his 
death  he  was  Postmaster  of  Guilford.  He  was  treasurer  of  the 
Connecticut  State  Museum  at  the  "  Old  Stone  House  "  of  Henry 
Whitfield  from  its  organization  until  his  death. 

Mr.  Wildman  died  of  a  complication  of  diseases  at  his  home  in 
Guilford,  on  March  11,  1903,  having  nearly  completed  his  6 2d 
year. 

He  married,  in  Philadelphia,  on  January  13,  1865,  Harriet  Rose, 
daughter  of  James  Monroe,  of  Guilford.  He  afterward  married 
Kathleen,  daughter  of  Dr.  Hiram  Ingersoll  and  Sarah  (Pott)  Fisk, 
who  survives  him  with  four  daughters  and  a  son  by  the  first 
marriage. 


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1865 


Charles  Edward  Lockwood,  second  son  and  third  of  the  six 
children  of  William  Selleck  and  Catherine  (Hawley)  Lockwood, 
was  born  in  Norwalk,  Conn.,  on  December  31,  1842. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  College  of  Physicians  and  Sur- 
geons, New  York  (now  included  in  Columbia  University),  and 
received  the  degree  of  Doctor  of  Medicine  in  1868.  He  then 
spent  eighteen  months  successively  as  Assistant  and  House  Sur- 
geon in  Bellevue  Hospital.  After  practising  a  short  time  with 
his  brother  in  Norwalk,  and  in  Oswego,  N.  Y.,  he  settled  in  New 
York  City.  In  1870  he  was  Visiting  Physician  at  the  Central 
Dispensary,  and  Attending  Physician  in  the  Outdoor-Poor  De- 
partment of  Bellevue  Hospital.  He  was  also  for  a  time  Attend- 
ing Physician  of  the  Northwestern  Dispensary  in  New  York 
City.  In  April,  18V3,  he  was  appointed  Assistant  Inspector 
of  the  New  York  Board  of  Health.  Two  years  later  he  became 
Inspector,  and  held  that  oflSce  until  his  resignation,  January  1, 
1888. 

He  died,  after  a  lingering  illness,  at  White  Plains,  N.  Y.,  on 
July  28,  1902,  in  the  60th  year  of  his  age. 

He  married,  on  February  12,  1867,  Mrs.  E.  Leila  B.  Mackin- 
tosh, daughter  of  Commodore  Edward  and  Hester  M.  Shubrick. 
She  died  in  Mount  Vernon,  N.  Y.,  in  December  of  the  same  year, 
leaving  a  daughter  who  is  still  living. 

1866 

Sherman  Hart  well  Chapman,  son  of  Timothy  Pitkin  and 
Rachel  Thompson  (Hart well)  Chapman,  was  born  in  New  Haven, 
Conn.,  on  February  22,  1846.  His  home  during  the  first  three 
years  of  his  college  course  was  in  New  York  City,  and  during 
Senior  year  in  Bridgeport,  Conn. 

He  studied  medicine  in  the  College  of  Physicians  and  Surgeons 
(Columbia  University),  New  York,  from  which  he  received  the 
degree  of  M.D.  in  1869,  with  honorable  mention  of  his  thesis. 
He  began  practice  in  Bridgeport,  Conn.,  but  the  next  year  went 
abroad  for  two  years  and  studied  at  the  Universities  of  Berlin 
and  Vienna.  Returning  in  1872  he  settled  in  New  Haven,  where 
he  established  a  large  and  successful  practice.  He  made  a 
specialty  of  diseases  of  the  throat  and  ear,  and  lectured  on  this 
subject  in  the  Yale  Medical  School  from  1879  to  1885.  He  was 
for  some  time  Physician  to  the  Connecticut  State   Hospital,  and 


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Physician  and  Secretary  of  the  New  Haven  Dispensary.  He  was 
Vice-President  of  the  American  Laryngological  Society,  and  an 
honorary  member  of  the  Paris  and  Berlin  Larjmgological  Societies. 

At  the  thirty-fifth  anniversary  of  graduation  his  home  was  the 
very  pleasant  headquarters  of  his  class. 

Dr.  Chapman  died  at  his  home  in  New  Haven  of  congestion  of 
the  brain  and  heart  disease,  on  April  15,  1903,  at  the  age  of  67 
years. 

He  married,  on  June  17,  1869,  Maria  Louise,  daughter  of  Rev. 
"William  Tappan  Eustis,  D.D.  (Yale  1841),  and  had  a  daughter, 
who  was  born  in  Vienna,  Austria,  in  1871,  and  died  in  Brooklyn 
in  March,  1888.  Mrs.  Chapman  was  fatally  burned  in  her  home 
in  April,  1901.  Dr.  Chapman  afterward  married  Miss  Helen 
Baldwin  of  Danbury,  Conn.,  who  survives  him.  One  brother 
graduated  from  the  Academical  Department  in  1868,  and  another 
from  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School  in  1876. 

1867 

William  Henry  Ingham,  son  of  Jonathan  and  Harriet 
Howell  (Sinnickson)  Ingham,  was  born  at  Great  Springs,  Bucks 
County,  Pa.,  on  December  11,  1844,  but  entered  college  from 
Salem,  N.  J. 

For  five  or  six  years  after  graduation  he  was  engaged  in  the 
iron  business  in  Easton,  Pa.,  but  from  about  1873  was  in  the  coal 
commission  business  in  Philadelphia. 

His  fidelity  to  duty  was  manifest  in  all  his  relations  in  life, 
and  he  was  long  an  officer  of  St.  James'  [P.  E.]  Church  as  vestry- 
man and  later  warden,  and  also  superintendent  of  the  Sunday 
School.  About  1895  he  transferred  his  connection  to  St.  Peter's 
Church.  Through  his  efforts  as  a  member  of  the  Church  Club  of 
Philadelphia  a  building  was  erected  and  equipped  where  instruc- 
tion and  amusement  is  provided  for  over  seven  hundred  boys 
from  the  mill  district  of  Kensington. 

Mr.  Ingham  died  of  Bright's  disease  at  his  home  in  Philadel- 
phia on  January  16,  1903,  at  the  age  of  58  years. 

He  married,  on  January  28,  1869,  Mary  E.  Maxwell,  daughter 
of  John  and  Elizabeth  Green  (Clarke)  Maxwell,  of  Easton,  and 
had  two  daughters  and  two  sons,  all  of  whom  are  living.  One 
son  graduated  from  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School  in  1897,  and 
the  other  is  an  undergraduate  in  the  same  department. 


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1869 

William  Lawrence  McLane,  son  of  Rev.  James  Woods 
McLane,  D.D.  (Yale  1829),  and  Ann  Huntington  (Richards) 
McLane,  was  born  on  August  1,  1846,  in  that  section  of  Brook- 
lyn, N.  Y.,  then  called  Williamsburgh,  where  his  father  was  pas- 
tor of  the  First  Presbyterian  Church. 

The  year  after  graduation  he  tutored  in  Tarrytown,  N.  Y.,  and 
the  next  year  studied  architecture  in  Boston.  He  then  entered 
the  woolen  house  of  E.  H.  Vanlngen  &  Co.,  in  New  York,  with 
which  he  was  connected  for  about  ten  years.  Since  then  he  had 
been  with  the  house  of  Jeremiah  Skidmore's  Sons,  coal  dealers, 
of  which  he  was  the  chief  owner  and  manager. 

Mr.  McLane  rendered  an  important  service  to  the  University 
as  treasurer  of  the  fund  for  the  construction  of  the  present  gym- 
nasium. 

In  1895  he  was  thrown  from  his  bicycle  at  the  foot  of  Fort 
Lee  Hill,  on  the  west  shore  of  the  Hudson  River  opposite  New 
York,  and  sustained  a  compound  fracture  of  his  left  thigh,  which 
necessitated  many  operations.  The  last  operation  was  a  serious 
one,  from  which  he  died  at  Roosevelt  Hospital,  New  York,  on 
May  15,  1903,  in  his  57th  year. 

He  married,  on  October  19,  1876,  Annie,  daughter  of  James 
and  Eliza  (Richards)  Haughton,  who  survives  him  without 
children.  His  brother  (Yale  1861)  is  Dean  of  the  Faculty  of  the 
College  of  Physicians  and  Surgeons,  Medical  Department  of 
Columbia  University. 

By  his  will  Mr.  McLane  left  a  liberal  bequest  which  will  ulti- 
mately come  to  Yale  University. 

1870 

Edward  Perkins  Clark,  sK)n  of  Rev.  Perkins  Kirkland 
Clark  (Yale  1838)  and  Hannah  Smith  (Avery)  Clark,  was  born 
on  October  21,  1847,  in  Huntington,  Mass.,  but  spent  his  boy- 
hood in  Hinsdale,  South  Deerfield  and  West  Springfield,  Mass., 
towns  in  which  his  father  was  pastor.  While  in  college  he  dis- 
tinguished himself  as  a  writer,  and  in  Senior  year  he  was  a  mem- 
ber of  the  board  of  editors  of  the  Yale  Literary  Magazine. 

After  graduation  Mr.  Samuel  Bowles,  then  at  the  head  of  the 
Springfield  Republican^  offered  him  a  position  upon  that  paper, 
of  which  he  soon  became  Managing  Editor.  He  had  expected  to 
study  law,  but  turned  aside,  as  it  proved  permanently,  to  news- 


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paper  work.  After  about  seven  years  in  the  office  of  the  Hepuhli- 
can,  in  January,  1879,  he  became  an  editorial  writer  on  the 
Philadelphia  Times,  and  a  year  later  Washington  correspondent 
of  the  Springfield  Republican  and  Philadelphia  Press.  For  a 
time  in  1881  he  was  on  the  Milwaukee  Sentinel,  but  in  1882  went 
to  New  York  and  was  at  first  connected  with  the  Worlds  and 
then  for  two  years  on  the  staff  of  the  Brooklyn  Standard-  Union. 
Early  in  1885he  joined  the  editorial  staff  of  the  New  York  Evening 
Post,  and  found  there  a  congenial  position,  in  which  he  labored 
unremittingly  and  with  constant  aim  to  uphold  what  is  highest 
and  best  in  the  national  life.  He  was  a  thorough  student  of 
American  political  history  and  was  minutely  acquainted  with  the 
politics  of  the  day.  It  was  generally  conceded  that  his  continued 
efforts  against  the  Blair  Educational  Bill  and  the  Dependent 
Pension  Bill  were  an  important  factor  in  their  defeat.  The 
results  of  special  researches  concerning  national  questions  he 
occasionally  presented  with  great  clearness  in  the  magazines  and 
reviews,  but  his  daily  editorial  work  was  his  first  care. 

Mr.  Clark  died  of  consumption  at  his  home  in  Brooklyn,  after 
an  illness  of  five  months,  on  February  16,  1903,  in  his  56th  year. 

He  married,  on  January  1,  1874,  Kate  P.  Upson,  daughter  of 
Edwin  and  Priscilla  (Maxwell)  Upson  and  granddaughter  of 
Sylvester  Maxwell  (Yale  1797),  then  a  teacher  in  Cleveland,  O., 
who  had  already  begun  to  be  known  as  a  writer,  and  who  survives 
him  with  their  three  sons,  graduates  of  Yale  College  respectively 
in  1897,  1899  and  1901.  The  eldest  son  is  a  Tutor  in  Latin  in 
Yale  University. 

Henry  Learned  Hutchins,  son  of  James  Spalding  and  Julia 
Maria  (Morrill)  Hutchins,  was  born  in  Brooklyn,  Conn.,  on  Febru- 
ary 8,  1845.  During  his  boyhood  his  home  was  in  Springfield, 
Mass.,  but  later  the  family  removed  to  Cleveland,  O.  While  pre- 
paring for  college  at  the  High  School  in  that  city  he  laid  aside 
from  his  own  earnings  over  a  thousand  dollars  toward  his  college 
expenses,  and  during  his  course  at  Yale  supported  himself. 

After  graduation  he  continued  his  studies  in  the  Yale  Divinity 
School,  and  a  few  days  after  completing  the  course  was  ordained 
pastor  of  the  Taylor  (Congregational)  Church  in  New  Haven, 
May  27,  1873.  He  remained  there  until  the  close  of  1879,  when, 
on  account  of  his  health,  he  went  to  Michigan  and  took  charge 
of  young  and  growing  churches  at  East  Tawas  and  Tawas  City, 
on  Saginaw  Bay.     In  1881  he  removed  to  Gunnison,  Colo.,  and 


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after  two  years  went  to  Boston,  Mass.,  where  he  was  engaged  in 
city  mission  work  for  a  year,  and  was  then  acting  pastor  at  North 
Chelmsford,  Mass.,  for  five  years.  From  1889  to  1891  he  was 
preaching  at  Kensington,  a  parish  in  the  town  of  Berlin,  Conn., 
after  which  he  returned  to  New  Haven,  and  for  five  years  was 
again  with  the  Taylor  Church. 

In  1897  he  entered  upon  his  work  as  Agent  of  the  Connecticut 
Bible  Society,  which  he  continued,  with  tireless  activity,  to  the 
close  of  his  life,  finding  therein  an  ample  field  for  the  exercise  of 
the  consecration  and  practical  abilities  which  were  especially  his. 
A  few  days  before  his  death  he  presented  a  report  before  the  New 
Haven  Federation  of  Churches  describing  the  depraved  conditions 
existing  in  some  of  the  rural  communities  of  the  State,  which  led 
to  much  comment  in  the  press  and  some  adverse  criticism. 

Mr.  Hutchins  died  of  apoplexy  on  February  26,  1903.  During 
the  morning  he  had  apparently  been  in  good  health,  but  while 
calling  in  West  Divinity  Hall  he  suddenly  became  unconscious, 
and  expired  a  few  minutes  later.     He  was  58  years  of  age. 

He  married,  on  May  22,  1873,  Mary  Alwildia,  daughter  of  Louis 
Christian  and  Elizabeth  Mary  (Snyder)  Heckman,  of  Cleveland, 
O.,  and  had  eight  children,  of  whom  four  died  within  four  weeks, 
in  Gunnison,  of  scarlet  fever.  Mrs.  Hutchins  survives  him,  with 
three  sons  and  a  daughter.  The  eldest  son  is  a  student  in  the 
Sheffield  Scientific  School. 

Perry  Trumbull,  son  of  Hon.  Lyman  and  Julia  (Jayne) 
Trumbull,  was  born  at  Alton,  111.,  on  January  26,  1851,  but 
moved  with  his  parents  to  Chicago  at  the  age  of  twelve  years, 
and  was  a  student  in  the  old  University  of  Chicago  before  enter- 
ing Yale. 

For  two  years  after  graduation  he  acted  as  private  secretary  to 
his  father  in  Washington  and  also  studied  law  in  his  father's 
office.  He  was  admitted  to  the  bar  on  January  9,  1873,  and 
later  became  a  member  of  the  firm  of  Trumbull,  Church  & 
Trumbull.  After  the  death  of  his  father  in  1896  he  practiced 
independently.  In  1890  he  was  a  candidate  on  the  Democratic 
ticket  for  Judge  of  the  Illinois  Supreme  Court. 

Mr.  Trumbull  died  of  hemorrhage  of  the  lungs  at  his  home  in 
Edgewater,  Chicago,  on  December  10,  1902,  in  his  5 2d  year. 

He  married,  April  16,  1879,  Mary  Caroline,  daughter  of  Judge 
Ebenezer  and  Caroline  (Walker)  Peck.  She  died  in  1895,  but  a 
daughter  and  three  sons  survive. 


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1871 


Francis  Johnson,  whose  name  appears  in  the  Class  Register 
as  Frank  Smith  Johnson,  son  of  Hon.  Robert  Ward  Johnson, 
U.  S.  Senator  from  Arkansas  from  1855  to  1861,  and  Sarah  (Smith) 
Johnson,  was  born  in  Little  Rock,  Ark.,  on  September  5,  1847. 
At  the  beginning  of  the  Civil  War  he  was  a  student  in  the  Vir- 
ginia Military  Institute,  at  Lexington.  All  the  older  boys  joined 
the  Confederate  army,  while  he  was  detailed  to  guard  the  school 
until  it  was  burned  by  the  Federal  forces.  During  the  next  win- 
ter he  was  in  the  University  of  North  Carolina,  and  in  1865  he 
joined  the  Third  North  Carolina  Junior  Reserves  Infantry  as  a 
private,  afterward  becoming  Adjutant.  He  finished  his  prepa- 
ration for  Yale  in  the  classical  school  of  Rev.  Henry  M.  Colton 
(Yale  1848)  in  Middletown,  Conn. 

After  graduation  he  completed  the  course  in  Columbia  Law 
School  in  one  year,  and  then  practiced  his  profession  for  nine 
years  in  San  Francisco,  first  in  partnership  with  his  cousin,  James 
A.  Johnson,  Congressman  from  California  and  in  1876  Lieutenant- 
Governor  of  that  State,  and  afterward  with  Judge  J.  Lamar. 

In  October,  1881,  he  returned  to  Little  Rock,  and  became  Assist- 
ant Attorney  for  the  St.  Louis,  Iron  Mountain  &  Southern  Rail- 
way, now  a  division  of  the  Missouri  Pacific.  With  his  older 
brother  he  was  in  the  firm  of  Dodge  &  Johnson. 

He  died  suddenly  of  heart  disease  at  his  home  in  Little  Rock, 
on  September  23,  1902,  at  the  age  of  55  years. 

He  married,  on  October  14,  1873,  May  Fulton,  daughter  of 
James  M.  and  Sophie  (Fulton)  Curran,  and  granddaughter  of 
William  Lavin  Fulton,  last  Territorial  Governor  of  Arkansas  and 
U.  S.  Senator  from  1836  to  1844.  One  daughter  is  deceased,  but 
two  daughters  and  a  son,  with  their  mother,  survive. 

1872 

Francis  XJrquhart  Downing,  son  of  Lemuel  T.  Downing,  a 
lawyer,  and  Caroline  Lucy  Downing,  was  born  on  December  12, 
1850,  near  Columbus,  Ga. 

After  graduation  from  the  Academical  department  he  joined 
the  Senior  class  in  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School  and  received  the 
degree  of  Bachelor  of  Philosophy  in  1873.  He  continued  his  stud- 
ies there  until  1875,  when  he  took  the  degree  of  Mechanical  En- 
gineer.    For  a  time  he  was  Assistant  in  Mechanical  Drawing. 


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He  then  returned  to  Columbus,  which  was  thereafter  his  resi- 
dence almost  continuously.  For  a  few  years  he  was  Secretary  and 
Treasurer  of  the  Gas  Light  Company  of  Columbus,  but  a  large 
share  of  his  time  was  devoted  to  making  for  others  drawings  and 
specifications  of  devices  intended  to  be  patented,  and  to  profes- 
sional work  as  a  mechanical  engineer  and  draughtsman  in  his  own 
and  other  cities  of  the  State. 

He  died  of  heart  failure  after  an  illness  of  ten  hours  at  his  home 
in  Columbus,  on  January  29,  1902,  in  his  52d  year.  He  was  un- 
married.    He  was  a  member  of  the  Presbyterian  church. 

Samuel  Watson  Grierson,  son  of  Samuel  and  Susannah 
(Watson)  Grierson,  was  born  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  on  July  9, 1850. 
He  entered  the  class  of  1870,  but  in  order  to  obtain  more  thorough 
preparation  studied  for  a  year  and  a  half  at  Williston  Seminary 
and  joined  the  class  of  1872  at  the  beginning  of  its  course. 

After  graduation  he  was  in  the  publishing  department  of  the 
Christian  Union  for  a  few  months,  and  then  assistant  editor  of 
an  insurance  paper.  In  1873  he  took  a  position  in  the  actuary  de- 
partment of  the  Mutual  Life  Insurance  Co.  of  New  York  City. 
He  afterward  entered  the  New  York  University  Law  School, 
graduated  in  May,  1880,  and  in  June  was  admitted  to  the  bar. 
In  1893  he  was  appointed  Assistant  Solicitor  of  the  Title  Guar- 
antee Trust  Co.  of  New  York.  For  the  last  ten  years  he  had 
been  in  charge  of  the  law  department  of  this  company  in  Brook- 
lyn, and  was  regarded  as  an  unusually  able  real  estate  lawyer. 

Mr.  Grierson  died  of  apoplexy  at  St.  John's  Hospital  in  Brook- 
lyn on  September  27,  1902,  at  the  age  of  52  years. 

He  married,  on  May  31,  1892,  Ida,  daughter  of  J.  and  Mary 
Y.  (Carron)  August.  She  survives  him  with  a  son,  who  bears  his 
father's  name. 

1873 

Edward  Rodolph  Johnes,  son  of  William  Pierson  Johnes,  a 
wholesale  dry  goods  merchant  of  New  York  City,  and  Anne 
Louise  (Gold)  Johnes,  was  born  at  Whitesboro,  Oneida  County, 
N.Y.,  on  September  8,  1852.  His  father  died  in  1853,  and  his 
mother  afterward  married  Rev.  J.  S.  Shipman,  D.D.,  who  was 
later  for  many  years  Rector  of  Christ  Church,  in  New  York  City. 
In  1859  the  family  moved  to  Mobile,  Ala.,  and  then  to  Lexington, 
Ky.,  and  from  there  he  entered  college. 


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The  year  following  graduation  he  spent  in  travel,  then  took 
a  course  in  Columbia  Law  School,  and  received  the  degree  of 
Bachelor  of  Laws  and  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  ISlQ.  He  was 
at  first  in  the  office  of  W.  G.  Peckham,  Jr. ;  then  two  years  in 
company  with  William  P.  Hillhouse,  a  classmate  in  the  Columbia 
Law  School;  for  over  twelve  years  with  Henry  C.  Willcox,  Esq., 
under  the  firm  name  of  Johnes  &  Willcox;  from  December,  1892, 
until  some  time  in  1893,  with  Hon.  Thomas  Fitch;  and  in  1901 
with  Hon.  Edwin  T.  Taliaferro,  under  the  name  of  Taliaferro  & 
Johnes. 

He  gave  special  attention  to  corporation  and  international  law, 
and  was  engaged  in  cases  involving  interests  of  unusual  financial 
magnitude.  After  his  service  as  counsel  for  Venezuela  in  her 
boundary  contest  with  Great  Britain,  he  received  from  the  Vene- 
zuelan government  the  decoration  and  star  of  the  Order  of  Bol- 
ivar. He  was  retained  in  the  Nicaragua-Costa  Rica  boundary 
dispute,  in  the  suit  of  Canon  Bernard  involving  the  Pope  and  the 
King  of  the  Belgians,  in  obtaining  an  injunction  for  the  Consoli- 
dated Exchange  of  New  York  against  the  Stock  Exchange,  in  the 
Crouse  Will  case,  and  by  the  State  of  New  York  in  the  purchase 
of  Fire  Island.  In  some  of  these  litigations  he  was  associated 
with  ex-Secretary  Benjamin  Tracy,  Col.  Robert  G.  Ingersoll  and 
ex-Governor  John  T.  Hoffman. 

He  was  active  in  many  business  enterprises,  being  among  the 
first  to  develop  the  graphite  quarries  of  New  Jersey  and  the  coal 
mines  of  central  Texas,  and  was  one  of  the  organizers  of  the 
Nicaragua  Canal  Construction  Company,  helping  to  obtain  its 
charter.  He  was  also  a  member  of  the  Executive  Committee 
in  charge  of  the  Dewey  Arch  in  New  York  City.  For  services 
in  obtaining  and  tabulating  information  for  the  French  govern- 
ment regarding  scientific  methods  of  coal  mining  in  the  United 
States  he  received  the  diploma  of  an  "  officier  d' Academic." 

Mr.  Johnes  was  the  author  of  "  Briefs  by  a  Barrister,"  New 
York,  1879,  which  included  verses  written  during  his  college 
course,  "The  Johnes  Family  of  Southampton,  L.  I.,  1629-1886," 
N.  Y.  1886  ;  pamphlets  on  "  The  Anglo- Venezuelan  Controversy 
and  the  Monroe  Doctrine,"  1888,  and  "Circumstantial  Evidence 
of  the  Immortality  of  the  Soul,"  1899,  also  contributions  to  the 
Albany  Law  Journal. 

He  gave  the  original  plans  of  the  Yale  Gymnasium,  thereby 
saving  to  the  University  an  expense  of  $3,500. 


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Mr.  Johnes  died  at  his  home  in  New  York  City  from  gangrene,  | 

following  the  cutting  of  a  corn,  complicated  with  diabetes,  on  , 

March  28,  1903.     He  was  50  years  of  age.  i 

He  married  first,  at  Louisville,  Ky.,  on  April  18,  1883,  May,  ; 
daughter  of  Theodore  Harris,  President  of  the  Louisville  Bank- 
ing  Co.     On   April   2G,    1892,   he   married  Winifred   Wallace,  ■ 
daughter  of  Henry  F.  and  Elizabeth,  M.  Tinker,  who  survives  j 
him  with  a  son,  also  a  son  by  the  first^ marriage.  j 

Charles  Addison  Russell,  son  of  Isaiah  Dunster  and  Nancy 

Maria  (Wentworth)  Russell,  and  a  descendant  of  Henry  Dunster,  i 

the  first  President  of  Harvard  College,  was  born  on  March  4,  j 

1852,  in  Worcester,  Mass.,  and  was  prepared  for  college  under  | 
the  tuition  of  Rev.  Harris  R.  Greene  (Brown  1854). 

After  graduation  he  became  a  reporter  on  the  Worcester  Press,  < 

then  just  established,  and  soon  afterward  City  Editor.     On  the  i 

discontinuance  of  this  paper  in  1878,  he  was  connected  for  several  \ 

months  with  the  Worcester  Spy,  and  the  following  spring  entered  j 

the  employ  of  Sabin  L.  Sayles,  manufacturer  of  woolens,  in  Day-  ] 

ville,  in  Killingly,  Conn.,  and  became  a  partner  in  January,  1882.  | 

In  October,  1883,  the  Sabin  L.  Sayles  Company  was  organized,  of  ' 

which  Mr.  Russell  was  Treasurer  until  the  death  of  Mr.  Sayles,  \ 

when  the  corporation  was  reorganized  as  the  Dayville  Woolen  ] 

Company,  with  Mr.  Russell  as  Secretary.     About  two  years  later  1 
he  resigned,  in  order  to  devote  his  time  more  fully  to  public 

duties.  j 

He   was  Aide-de-camp  on   the  staff  of   Governor  Bigelow  in  | 
1881-82,  in  1883  represented  the  town  of  Killingly  in  the  Con- 
necticut House  of  Representatives,  and  for  two  years  from  1885  > 
was  Secretary  of  State.     In  1887  he  entered  the  Fiftieth  Congress 
as  the  Republican  Representative  from  the  counties  of  Windham  , 
and  New  London,  and  by  reelection   served   eight    successive 
terms,  and  had  been  renominated  for  a  ninth  term.     He  had  been 
longer  in  service  than  any  other  New  England  member  of  the  i 
House,  and  had  early  won  the  esteem  of  his  colleagues  and  the  ' 
affection  of  his  constituents  by  his  faithfulness  and  unselfish  devo- 
tion to  the  duties  of  his  office.     He  served  on  many  different  com- 
mittees, but  his  work  upon  the  Ways  and  Means  Committee,  of  '< 
which  he  had  been  a  member  since  1895,  was  especially  produc-  ; 
tive  of  valuable  results.     He  took  an  important  part  in  framing  | 
the  tariff  bill  of  1897.  I 


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Mr.  Russell  died  at  his  home  in  Killingly  on  October  23,  1902, 
at  the  age  of  50  years.  He  had  been  ill  for  several  months  with 
a  complication  of  diseases  following  an  attack  of  the  grip. 

He  married,  in  Dayville,  on  May  14,  1879,  Ella  Frances,  daugh- 
ter of  Hon.  Sabin  L.  Sayles,  who  survives  him  with  a  son  and 
daughter. 

GusTAvus  Henry  Wald,  son  of  Henry  and  Betty  (Mayer) 
Wald,  was  born  on  March  30,  1853,  in  Cincinnati,  O.,  where  his 
father  was  for  many  years  a  merchant.  Both  his  parents  were 
natives  of  Bavaria. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  Harvard  Law  School,  from 
which  he  received  the  degree  of  LL.B.  in  1875.  He  was  admit- 
ted to  practice  by  the  Supreme  Court  of  Massachusetts,  and  at 
once  returned  to  Cincinnati,  where  he  was  for  a  time  in  the  office 
of  Hon.  George  Hoadley  (B.A.  Western  Reserve  1844,  LL.D, 
Yale  1884).  He  then  formed  a  partnership  with  Charles  B. 
Wilby  (B.A.  Harvard  1870,  LL.B.  Cincinnati  1872),  under  the 
name  of  Wilby  &  Wald,  and  soon  became  one  of  the  leaders  of 
the  bar.  He  was  intensely  in  earnest  in  everything,  and  delighted 
in  thorough  study  of  the  principles  governing  the  cases  before  him, 
but  his  learning  and  skill  were  never  at  the  service  of  wrong  or 
injustice.  He  took  no  active  part  in  politics,  but  was  deeply  inter- 
ested in  questions  which  involved  the  well-being  of  the  State,  and 
as  a  member  of  the  State  Bar  Association  exerted  a  salutary 
influence  in  the  matters  of  State  legislation.  He  was  nominated 
by  the  Democratic  Convention  for  Judge  of  the  Supreme  Court 
of  Ohio  in  1891,  but,  with  the  balance  of  his  ticket,  he  failed  of 
election.  He  was  one  of  three  lawyers  chosen  by  the  Governor 
of  Ohio  who,  by  injunction,  prevented  a  prize-fight  proposed  in 
that  city  in  1901. 

From  1882  to  1884  he  lectured  before  the  Cincinnati  Law 
School  upon  the  Law  of  Corporations  and  Extraordinary  Reme- 
dies. On  the  establishment  of  the  Law  Department  of  the  Uni- 
versity of  Cincinnati  in  1896,  he  became  Professor  of  Contracts 
and  Quasi-Contracts,  and  upon  the  resignation  of  Judge  Taft  in 
March,  1900,  Professor  Wald  was  appointed  to  succeed  him  as 
Dean  of  the  School.  He  received  the  degree  of  Doctor  of  Laws 
from  the  University  of  Cincinnati  in  1898. 

He  was  the  editor  of  two  editions  of  Pollock's  "  Principles  of 
Contracts,"  and  these  received  the  approval  of  the  English  au- 


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thor  and  soon  became  an  accepted  authority  in  this  country.  He 
made  important  contributions  to  law  magazines,  and  wrote  many 
interesting  papers  of  high  literary  quality. 

Dean  Wald  died  at  his  home  in  Cincinnati  after  an  illness  of 
only  a  few  hours,  on  June  28,  1902.  He  was  49  years  of  age  and 
unmarried. 

In  his  memory  his  mother  and  brother  endowed  the  "  Gustavus 
Henry  Wald  Professorship  of  the  Law  of  Contracts"  in  the 
Law  School  which  he  had  so  devotedly  served. 

1874 

Valentine  Marsh,  son  of  Theodore  Williamson  Marsh,  a 
merchant  of  New  York  City,  was  born  in  that  city  on  February 
15,  1852.     His  mother  was  Harriet  Anne  (Peters)  Marsh. 

After  graduation  he  took  the  course  in  Columbia  Law  School 
and  received  the  degree  of  LL.B.  in  1876.  In  May  following  he 
entered  the  firm  of  Crowell  &  Marsh,  and  was  engaged  in  the 
general  practice  of  law. 

He  was  Second  Lieutenant  of  the  9th  New  York  Heavy  Artil- 
lery from  1877  to  1882,  First  Lieutenant  of  the  159th  New  York 
Infantry  in  1898  and  1899,  and  Commander  of  Company  G, 
109th  Regiment  U.  S.  V.,  New  York,  during  the  Spanish  war. 
From  1895  to  1902  he  was  President  of  one  of  the  District 
Republican  Associations  in  Yonkers,  N.  Y.,  and  in  1901  was 
President  of  the  Board  of  Health  of  that  city. 

Mr.  Marsh  died  from  apoplexy  after  an  illness  of  several 
months,  at  Yonkers,  on  October  1,  1902.     He  was  50  years  of  age. 

He  married,  on  April  24,  1878,  Alice  Wilson,  daughter  of 
Nelson  Henry  and  Sarah  (Hurdis)  Chase,  of  Albany,  N.  Y.,  who 
survives  him  with  a  daughter. 

Ellis  Mendell,  son  of  Ellis  and  Catharine  A.  Mendell,  was 
born  at  Acushnet,  Bristol  County,  Mass.,  on  April  27,  1851. 

After  graduation  he  took  the  course  in  Yale  Theological  Semi- 
nary, receiving  the  degree  of  Bachelor  of  Divinity  in  1877,  soon 
after  which  he  spent  six  months  in  California.  In  1878  he  was 
invited  to  supply  the  Congregational  Church  at  Norwood,  Mass., 
where  he  was  ordained  and  installed  on  June  4,  1879.  After 
a  pastorate  of  ten  years  he  was  called  to  the  Boylston  Con- 
gregational Church,  Jamaica  Plain,  Boston,  where  he  labored 
with  untiring  devotion  and  marked  effectiveness  until  his  death 
from  typhoid  pneumonia  on  May  20,  1903,  at  the  age  of  52  years. 


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He  married,  on  May  1,  1879,  Clara  Eliza,  daughter  of  Deacon 
Charles  Barnes  Whittlesey  (M.  D.  Yale  1843)  and  Esther  Antoi- 
nette (Wilcoxson)  Whittlesey,  of  New  Haven,  and  had  two 
daughters  and  a  son,  who  with  their  mother  gorvive.  The  elder 
daughter  graduated  from  Vassar  College  in  1901,  and  the  wm  i« 
an  undergraduate  student  in  Yale  College. 

1876 

JoHS  deWitt  [Hamilton]  Allen,  son  of  Lucius  Hamilton 
Allen  (West  Point  1842)  and  Sarah  (deWitt)  Allen,  was  bom  in 
Peekskill,  Westchester  County,  N.  Y.,  on  August  28,  1853,  but 
the  greater  part  of  the  time  until  1870  he  passed  in  San  Fran- 
cisco. 

Soon  after  graduation  he  returned  to  San  Francisco,  and  early 
in  1877  engaged  in  business  with  his  father,  of  the  firm  of 
Allen  <fc  Lewis,  commission  merchants  and  wholesale  grocers. 
About  1890  he  retired  from  business,  and  was  afterward  largely 
occupied  with  the  care  of  his  property.  Although  he  seldom 
came  East  he  retained  a  strong  attachment  to  the  memories  and 
friendships  of  his  undergraduate  days.  He  was  greatly  interested 
in  everything  relating  to  club  management  and  life. 

During  his  last  years  he  suffered  much  from  ill  health,  and 
died  at  Riverdale,  N.  Y.,  on  November  8,  1902,  at  the  age  of 
49  years.     He  was  never  married. 

John  Flayel  Gatlobd,  son  of  Ebenezer  Haskell  and  Harriet 
Jane  (Phelps)  Gaylord,  was  bom  at  Amherst,  Mass.,  on  October 
22,  1852.  He  was  fitted  for  college  at  the  Hopkins  Grammar 
School,  his  father  being  at  the  time  in  business  in  New  Haven. 

Upon  graduation  from  the  Academical  Department  he  entered 
the  Medical  School,  received  the  degree  of  M.D.  in  1878,  and 
then  went  abroad  for  further  study,  spending  the  winter  at  the 
University  of  Wuerzburg,  and  the  following  spring  attending 
clinics  at  the  Charity  Hospital  in  Berlin.  In  1880  he  began  the 
practice  of  medicine  in  Cincinnati,  and  the  next  year  was 
appointed  Professor  of  Materia  Medica  and  Therapeutics  in  the 
College  of  Medicine  and  Surgery  in  that  city.  In  1887  he  was 
chosen  Assistant  Health  Officer.  After  a  residence  of  ten  years 
in  Cincinnati,  in  1889  he  returned  to  his  native  State,  and  settled 
in  Plymouth,  where  he  continued  in  practice  until  his  death. 
This  occurred  on  April  14,  1903,  and  was  due  to  diabetes.  He 
was  50  years  of  age. 


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He  married,  at  Plymouth,  Mass.,  on  September  12,  1894,  Susan 
Mary,  daughter  of  William  R.  and  Susan  (Holmes)  Drew  of  that 
town,  who  survives  him. 

1878 

Henry  Alexander  Barling,  Jr.,  son  of  Henry  Alexander 
and  Elizabeth  A.  (Tonge)  Barling,  was  born  on  March  22,  1856, 
in  Baltimore,  Md.,  but  when  about  a  year  old  moved  with  his 
parents  to  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.  He  entered  college  with  the  class  of 
1877,  but  joined  the  next  class  at  the  opening  of  the  winter  term 
in  Sophomore  year. 

After  graduation  he  was  for  a  time  in  the  brokerage  business 
in  New  York  City,  but  in  1885  he  settled  in  St.  Augustine,  Fla., 
and  was  engaged  principally  in  the  shipping  and  sale  of  North- 
ern merchandise  in  that  city.  In  1896  he  v^nt  to  Rivas,  Nica- 
ragua, to  superintend  the  building  of  a  railroad  and  obtained 
from  the  government  a  large  concession,  but  the  breaking  out  of 
war  and  other  causes  frustrated  his  plans.  He  then  went  to 
Costa  Rica  and  remained  a  year  and  a  half,  but  as  the  climate 
did  not  agree  with  him,  he  returned  to  the  United  States.  For 
a  few  months  he  was  State  Agent  for  the  Provident  Savings  Life 
Assurance  Society  of  New  York,  but  in  1890  he  became  con- 
nected with  the  North  American  Trust  Company  at  Cienf uegos, 
Cuba,  was  two  years  manager  of  a  bank  there,  and  then  Special 
Accountant  in  the  Department  of  Charities  for  the  United  States 
Government  until  the  island  was  turned  over  to  the  Cubans. 

Mr.  Barling  died  of  typhoid  pneumonia  at  Cienfuegos,  on  July 
28,  1902,  at  the  age  of  46  years. 

He  married,  April  15,  1879,  Marian  E.,  daughter  of  Silas  K. 
and  Harriet  (Jones)  Everett,  of  Englewood,  N.  J.,  who  survives 
him  with  five  daughters  and  two  sons.  A  son  and  a  daughter 
died  in  infancy. 

William  Passmore  Belden,  son  of  Rev.  William  Webster 
Belden,  D.D.,  and  Elizabeth  Passmore  (Tabor)  Belden,  was  born 
in  Bozrah,  adjoining  Norwich,  Conn.,  on  December  28,  1855,  and 
was  prepared  for  college  in  the  Hartford  High  School.  While  a 
student  at  Yale  he  was  one  of  the  first  board  of  editors  of  the 
Yale  Daily  News. 

After  graduation  he  engaged  in  newspaper  work  in  Amster- 
dam, N.  Y.,  and  Holyoke,  Mass.,  after  a  time  becoming  editor. 


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and  later  part  owner,  of  the  Amsterdam  Evening  Recorder.  In 
1889  he  took  the  editorship  of  the  Morning  Sentinel  of  that 
city,  but  from  March,  1891,  to  October,  1893,  was  clerk  in  the 
United  States  Sub-Treasury  in  New  York  City.  Since  then  he 
had  been  one  of  the  editors  of  the  Daily  Democrat  in  Amster- 
dam, combining  editorial  work  with  a  deputy  clerkship  in  the 
State  Senate  at  Albany,  to  which  he  was  chosen  in  1896.  He 
had  been  Alderman  in  Amsterdam,  was  Secretary  of  the  Republi- 
can City  Committee  for  four  years,  and  held  a  prominent  posi- 
tion among  the  Republicans  of  Montgomery  County. 

Mr.  Belden  died  of  paralysis  at  Albany,  N.  Y.,  on  April  6,  1903, 
at  the  age  of  47  years. 

He  married,  on  November  28,  1889,  at  Amsterdam,  Jennie, 
daughter  zi  Solomon  Pulver  and  Esther  (Groat)  Heath. 

Frederick  Bennett  Dubach,  son  of  David  and  Emma  (Ben- 
nett) Dubach,  was  born  on  March  30,  1857,  at  Davenport,  Iowa. 
He  entered  college  from  Hannibal,  Mo.,  where  his  father  had  a 
large  lumber  business. 

After  graduation  he  engaged  in  the  same  business,  and  was  for 
a  time  general  manager  of  D.  Dubach  &  Co.,  of  Hannibal.  In 
April,  1894,  he  moved  to  Eau  Claire,  Wise,  to  become  Vice-Presi- 
dent of  the  Dells  Lumber  Co.  He  conducted  an  extensive  busi- 
ness there  and  owned  tracts  of  forest  in  Minnesota  and  Wis- 
consin, and  mining  properties  in  Montana.  After  the  supply 
jof  white  pine  became  too  limited  he  purchased  fifty  thou- 
sand acres  of  land  in  the  State  of  Louisiana,  situated  in  Lincoln 
Parish,  established  there  a  manufactory,  and  laid  out  the  town  of 
Dubach.  He  built  the  D'Arbonne  Valley  Railroad,  about  twenty 
miles  in  length,  which  he  retained  in  his  private  ownership.  His 
large  schemes  were  almost  uniformly  successful,  but  the  close 
attention  he  gave  his  affairs  injured  his  health,  and  for  several 
years  he  suffered  from  a  nervous  trouble.  He  died  of  paralysis 
at  St.  Louis,  Mo.,  which  had  been  his  home  for  three  years,  on 
January  11,  1903,  in  his  46th  year. 

He  married,  February  17,  1897,  in  St.  Louis,  Emma,  daughter 
of  Dr.  Samuel  Temple  Chandler.  She  survives  him  with  a  son 
and  daughter. 

1881 

John  Mowe  Drysdale,  son  of  William  and  Margaret  (Mer- 
cer) Drysdale,  was  born  on  November  4,  1859,  at  Whitewater, 


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Walworth  County,  Wise,  but  was  taken  at  an  early  age  to  Ben- 
nington, Vt.  In  1872  he  went  to  Dollar,  in  Scotland,  where  he 
attended  school  two  years,  after  which  he  completed  his  prepara- 
tion for  college  in  Meriden,  Conn. 

Soon  after  graduation  he  entered  the  law  office  of  Chittenden, 
Townsend  &  Chittenden,  in  New  York  City,  and  later  became 
their  managing  clerk.  He  then  practiced  by  himself,  but  after  a 
time  was  again  associated  with  James  M.  Townsend,  Esq.  (Yale 
1874).  Until  October,  1889,  he  resided  in  New  York  City,  but 
since  then  in  Montclair,  N.  J.,  and  Piermont,  N.  Y. 

He  died  of  consumption,  after  a  short  illness,  at  the  home  of 
his  parents  in  Peace  Dale,  R.  I.,  on  February  11,  1903,  at  the  age 
of  43  years.     He  was  unmarried. 

1882 

David  Andeeson  Chenault,  son  of  W.  O.  and  Talitha  Che- 
nault,  was  born  at  White  Hall,  near  Richmond,  Madison  County, 
Ky.,  on  October  23,  1858.  He  joined  the  class  at  the  beginning 
of  Sophomore  year. 

For  two  years  after  graduation  he  was  a  member  of  the  firm 
of  Isaac  Brinker  &  Co.,  commission  merchants  and  wholesale 
fruit  and  produce  dealers  at  Denver,  Colo.,  and  then  engaged  in 
farming  at  his  home  in  Whitehall  for  a  year.  For  some  time 
from  1885  he  carried  on  the  livestock  business,  in  connection 
with  farming,  at  DeGraff,  Kans.  Afterward  he  conducted  a 
private  school,  known  as  the  University  School,  at  Louisville,  Ky.- 
For  three  years  he  lived  in  Lexington,  Ky.,  and  was  engaged 
in  the  insurance  business,  until  his  health  began  to  fail,  when  he 
removed  to  the  country. 

He  died  of  pneumonia  at  Pine  Grove,  Clark  County,  Ky.,  on 
January  21,  1903,  at  the  age  of  44  years.  He  was  a  member  of 
the  Baptist  church. 

Mr.  Chenault  married,  on  July  17,  1883,  Bettie  Baker,  daugh- 
ter of  T.  S.  and  Henrietta  Byonston,  of  Richmond,  Ky.,  who 
survives  him  with  a  son  and  a  daughter. 

1883 

Francis  Gibbons  Beach,  son  of  John  Sheldon  Beach,  LL.D. 
(Yale  1839)  and  Rebecca  (Gibbons)  Beach,  was  born  in  New 
Haven,  Conn.,  on  February  28,  1861. 

After  graduation  he  took  the  course  in  the  Yale  Law  School, 


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received  the  degree  of  LL.B.  in  1 885,  and  was  at  once  admitted 
to  the  bar.  He  began  practice  in  his  father's  office,  later  was 
with  his  brothers,  and  recently  in  the  office  of  Bristol,  Stoddard, 
Beach  &  Fisher.  In  1891  he  compiled  Beach's  "Joint  Stock 
Laws,"  and  issued  new  editions  under  the  title,  "Connecticut 
Corporation  Law,"  in  1893  and  1901. 

For  several  years  his  law  practice  was  interrupted  by  public 
service.  In  1894  he  was  appointed  Postmaster  of  New  Haven  by 
President  Cleveland,  and  held  the  office  until  the  expiration  of 
his  term  of  four  years.  At  the  beginning  of  the  Spanish  War 
he  formed  a  company  of  volunteers,  afterwards  known  as  Battery 
C,  First  Artillery,  Connecticut  Volunteers,  to  the  command  of 
which  he  was  appointed,  and  spent  the  entire  summer  in  camp  at 
Niantic,  Conn.,  drilling  his  troops  and  preparing  them  for  action. 
In  October  he  received  a  commission  as  Captain  of  Company  H, 
Third  Connecticut  Volunteers,  and  went  to  Camp  Meade,  Pa. 
In  November  the  regiment  was  ordered  to  Camp  Marion,  Sum- 
merville,  S.  C,  where  the  winter  was  spent.  Captain  Beach  being 
on  provost  duty.  On  March  20,  1899,  at  the  close  of  the  war,  he 
was  mustered  out  of  service,  having  had  no  opportunity  for  active 
participation  in  the  war  in  Cuba.  He  then  returned  to  his  law 
practice  in  New  Haven. 

Captain  Beach  died  at  the  New  Haven  Hospital  on  December 
30,  1902,  from  a  wound  self-inflicted  on  December  4th  while  tem- 
porarily deranged,  as  is  supposed,  as  the  result  of  an  attack  of 
the  grip.     He  was  in  his  42d  year. 

He  married,  on  June  1,  1886,  Elizabeth  Charnley,  daughter  of 
Rev.  Thomas  Bucklin  Wells,  D.D.  (Yale  1859)  and  Susan  Fitch 
(Charnley)  Wells,  and  had  two  sons  and  one  daughter.  Only 
Mrs.  Beach  and  the  older  son  survive. 

An  older  brother  graduated  from  the  Academical  Department 
in  1877,  and  a  younger  brother  (Yale  1887)  died  of  typhoid  fever 
while  in  service  in  the  war  in  Cuba. 

1886 

Henry  Townsend  Nason,  son  of  Henry  Bradford  Nason,  Ph.D., 
LL.D.  (Ph.B.  Amherst  1855),  who  was  for  thirty  years  Professor 
of  Chemistry  and  Mineralogy  in  Rensselaer  Polytechnic  Institute 
in  Troy,  N.  Y.,  was  born  in  that  city  on  August  13,  1865.  His 
mother  was  Frances  Kellogg,  daughter  of  Hon.  Martin  Ingham 
Townsend,  LL.D.  (Williams  1833),  Regent  of  the  University  of 
the  State  of  New  York,  and  member  of  Congress. 


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After  graduation  he  took  the  course  at  Columbia  Law  School, 
received  the  degree  of  Bachelor  of  Law  in  1888,  and  the  follow- 
ing year  became  a  member  of  the  firm  of  Townsend,  Roche  & 
Nason  in  Troy.  In  1896  he  was  elected  County  Judge  of  Rensse- 
laer County,  and  was  reelected  for  a  second  term  in  1902.  He 
was  a  trustee  of  the  Troy  Public  Library,  to  which  he  be- 
queathed his  own  library,  and  a  trustee  of  the  First  Presbyterian 
Church. 

Judge  Nason  had  suffered  for  a  year  from  insomnia,  and  since 
the  recent  deaths  of  his  mother  (December  9,  1902)  and  grand- 
father (March  8,  1903),  who  composed  his  whole  family,  he  had 
been  greatly  depressed.  On  Monday,  March  30,  1903,  he  suddenly 
disappeared,  and  the  following  Friday  his  body  was  found  in  an 
unfrequented  wood  near  Kenwood,  a  suburb  of  Albany.  The 
evidence  indicated  that  he  probably  died  Monday,  and  that  he 
ended  his  life  by  the  use  of  laudanum  and  chloroform.  He  was 
37  years  of  age,  and  unmarried. 

Sheffield  Phelps,  son  of  Hon.  William  Walter  Phelps, 
LL.D.  (Yale  1860)  and  Ellen  (Sheffield)  Phelps,  and  grandson  of 
Joseph  Earl  Sheffield  (M.A.  Yale  1871),  founder  of  the  Sheffield 
Scientific  School,  was  born  on  July  24,  1864,  in  New  Haven, 
Conn.,  but  since  early  childhood  the  family  residence  had  been  at 
Englewood,  N.  J. 

After  graduation  he  went  to  Colorado,  first  to  Manitou  for  a 
time,  and  then  to  Colorado  Springs,  where  he  did  editorial  work 
on  the  Gazette,  and  at  the  same  time  read  law  in  the  office  of  Sen- 
ator Campbell.  He  was  admitted  to  the  bar  of  Colorado,  and 
practiced  for  a  short  time  in  the  firm  of  Armit  &  Phelps,  and  later 
in  that  of  Lunt,  Armit  &  Phelps. 

In  1890  Mr.  Phelps  came  to  New  York  and  joined  the  staff  of 
the  World,  and  six  months  later  was  made  New  England  corre- 
spondent of  the  same,  with  an  office  in  Boston.  In  1891  he  re- 
turned to  New  York  and  was  engaged  on  the  Mail  and  Express, 
rising  rapidly  from  the  position  of  Telegraph  Editor  to  that  of 
Acting  Editor.  In  December,  1895,  he  bought  the  Evening  Jour- 
nal of  Jersey  City,  and  the  following  May  he  purchased  the 
Newark  Daily  Advertiser,  of  both  of  which  he  had  entire  edi- 
torial control.  In  1899  he  sold  both  papers,  and  made  an  extended 
tour  abroad,  but  continued  his  interest  in  public  affairs  and  especi- 
ally in  the  politics  of  his  own  State. 


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His  permanent  home  was  at  Teaneck,  N.  J.,  and  when  there, 
as  always,  he  delighted  in  exercising  a  generous  hospitality.  He 
died  after  a  short  illness  from  typhoid  fever  at  his  winter  home 
in  Aiken,  S.  C,  on  December  9,  1902,  at  the  age  of  38  years. 

He  married,  on  June  1,  1892,  Claudia  Wright,  daughter  of 
Preston  Lea,  a  banker  of  Wilmington,  Del.,  and  had  a  son  and 
two  daughters,  who  with  their  mother  survive  him.  A  brother 
graduated  from  the  Academical  Department  in  1883. 

1887 

Arthur  Reed  Pennell,  son  of  Captain  John  D.  and  Abbie 
J.  (Reed)  Pennell,  was  born  on  December  18,  1864,  in  the 
South  Pacific  Ocean,  on  board  the  Deborah  Pennell^  a  ship  which 
his  father  commanded.  He  spent  much  of  his  boyhood  in 
long  voyages  on  his  father's  ships,  but  after  his  father's  death  re- 
turned to  the  family  home  at  Brunswick,  Me.,  where  he  remained 
until  he  began  his  college  preparation  at  Phillips  Academy, 
Andover,  Mass.     During  his  college  course  he  supported  himself. 

After  graduation  he  took  the  course  in  the  Yale  Law  School, 
and  received  the  degree  of  LL.B.,  cwm  laude,  in  1889.  The  fol- 
lowing year  he  was  in  the  office  of  Sprague,  Morey,  Sprague  & 
Brownell,  in  Buffalo.  He  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  1890,  and  in 
April,  1891,  formed  a  partnership  with  his  classmate,  Thomas 
Penney,  which  was  dissolved  by  mutual  consent  in  1894.  Since 
that  time  he  had  practiced  alone. 

He  married,  on  October  15,  1891,  Carrie  B.,  daughter  of 
Winslow  M.  and  Alice  M.  (Clark)  Lamb,  of  New  Haven. 

While  riding  with  his  wife  in  his  automobile  on  March  10, 
1903,  in  Buffalo,  the  machine  suddenly  turned  from  the  road  and 
plunged  into  a  near-by  quarry,  crushing  him  beneath  it.  He  was 
instantly  killed,  and  Mrs.  Pennell  died  from  her  injuries  the  fol- 
lowing day.  He  was  38  years  of  age.  They  had  no  children.  A 
brother  graduated  from  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School  in  1890. 

1891 

Samuel  Colgate,  son  of  Samuel  and  Elizabeth  Ann  (Morse) 
Colgate,  was  born  at  Orange,  N.  J.,  on  December  12,  1868.  His 
father  was  widely  known  as  a  philanthropist  and  benefactor  of 
Colgate  University. 

After  graduation  he  took  the  theological  course  in  the  Semi- 
nary at  Hamilton,  graduating  in  1894.     In  the  summer  of  that 


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year  he  went  abroad  for  further  study  and  entered  Berlin  Univer- 
sity. He  lived  at  Berlin  and  Dresden  two  years.  In  the  fall  of 
1896  he  returned  to  America,  and  for  a  year  took  charge  of 
Emmanuel  Baptist  Church  in  New  York  City,  during  the  absence 
of  the  pastor.  He  continued  to  do  mission  work  in  that  city  until 
prostrated  by  a  very  severe  attack  of  typhoid  fever,  after  which  he 
was  unable  to  work  for  a  year.  Ten  months  of  this  time  he  spent 
in  California.  In  1899  he  joined  the  Presbyterian  Church,  and 
in  September  of  that  year  became  pastor  of  the  First  Presby- 
terian Church  at  East  Aurora,  N.  Y.,  where  he  accomplished  an 
unusually  successful  work. 

He  died  at  Sea  Gate,  Long  Island,  N.  Y.,  on  July  26,  1902,  in 
his  34th  year. 

He  married  at  Buffalo,  N.  Y,  on  June  22,  1894,  Edith  Bucking- 
ham, daughter  of  Edward  J.  and  Mary  (Hoey)  Hall,  of  Buffalo, 
N.  Y.  His  wife  and  one  daughter  survive  him.  Five  brothers 
have  graduated  from  Yale,  respectively  in  1877,  1883,  (two)  1886, 
and  1896. 

1893 

Hariiy  Llewellyn  Bixby,  son  of  Jotham  and  Margaret  Wins- 
low  (Hathaway)  Bixby,  was  born  at  Los  Cerritos,  near  Long 
Beach,  Los  Angeles  County,  Cal.,  on  December  20,  1870.  His 
father  was  prominently  connected  with  farming  and  real  estate 
interests. 

After  graduation  he  spent  a  year  at  Long  Beach,  and  then  en- 
tered the  College  of  Physicians  and  Surgeons,  Columbia  Univer- 
sity. Poor  health,  however,  compelled  him  to  give  up  professional 
study  at  the  end  of  two  years,  and  he  engaged  in  sheep-raising  in 
Arizona.  There  he  died,  at  Phoenix,  after  a  brief  illness  from 
appendicitis,  on  October  20,  1902,  in  the  32d  year  of  his  age. 

He  married,  in  November,  1900,  Miss  Juliette  Winston  Graham, 
who  survives  him  with  a  son  who  bears  his  father's  name.  A 
brother  graduated  from  Yale  College  in  1886. 

Feank  Howard  Button,  son  of  William  E.  and  Louise  L. 
(Fokkes)  Button,  of  Peekskill,  N.  Y.,  was  born  at  Summit,  N.  J., 
on  December  24,  1868. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  in  the  New  York  Law  School, 
and  was  admitted  to  the  New  York  bar  in  September,  1895. 
Since  that  time  he  had  practiced  in  Buffalo,  N.  Y.,  as  a  member 


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of  the  firm  of  Button  &  Kean,  making  a  specialty  of  commercial 
law.  His  home  continued  to  be  in  Peekskill,  where  he  died  of 
quick  consumption  on  November  1,  1902.  He  was  in  his  34th 
year. 

Mr.  Button  married,  on  June  25,  1895,  Maude,  daughter  of 
Henry  and  Martha  F.  Sultzbach,  a  farmer  of  Patterson,  Kans. 
She  survives  him  with  one  daughter. 

1894 

Gtjy  Bryan  Miller,  son  of  Charles  Griffin  Miller,  a  banker, 
and  Emily  (Bryan)  Miller,  was  born  in  New  Rochelle,  N.  Y.,  on 
February  23, 1872,  and  entered  college  with  the  class  of  1893,  but 
joined  the  class  of  1894  at  the  beginning  of  Sophomore  year. 

After  graduation  he  studied  medicine  in  the  College  of  Physi- 
cians and  Surgeons,  New  York  City  (Columbia  University), 
received  the  degree  of  M.D.  therefrom  in  1898,  was  House 
Physician  in  St.  Luke's  Hospital,  and  then  went  abroad  for 
further  study.  He  died  of  peritonitis  in  Paris,  France,  on  April 
7,  1903,  at  the  age  of  31  years.  Two  brothers  graduated  at  the 
Sheffield  Scientific  School,  respectively  in  1885  and  1888. 

1895 

Clifford  Semple  Cook,  son  of  Theodore  Cook,  formerly 
President  of  the  Cincinnati  Southern  Railway  and  prominent  in 
public  enterprises  for  the  improvement  of  Cincinnati,  was  born 
at  Clifton  in  the  suburbs  of  that  city,  on  July  27,  1873.  His 
mother  was  Anna  (Semple)  Cook. 

After  graduation  he  was  for  a  time  with  the  firm  of  F.  G.  Tul- 
lidge  &  Co.,  of  Cincinnati,  then  with  the  Peninsular  Car  Co.  in 
Detroit,  Mich.,  and  afterward  in  office  of  the  same  company  in 
Pittsburg,  Pa.  For  the  last  two  years  he  was  connected  with  the 
Sharon  Steel  Co.,  at  Sharon,  Pa.,  where  he  died  of  pneumonia,  on 
January  4,  1903,  in  the  30th  year  of  his  age.     He  was  unmarried. 

1896 

William  Hall  Brokaw,  son  of  William  Bergen  and  Mary 
Alice  (Hall)  Brokaw,  was  born  at  Newburgh,  N.  Y.,  on  January 
16,  1874. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  Union  Theological  Seminary 
and  graduated  there  on   May    16,    1899.     During   the  Spanish- 


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American  war  he  had  charge  of  the  Young  Men's  Christian  Asso- 
ciation at  Camp  Alger,  in  Virginia,  besides  assisting  in  the  sani- 
tary work.  After  finishing  his  theological  course  he  immediately 
went  to  Brownsville,  Tex.,  where  in  the  midst  of  a  population 
four-fifths  of  whom  were' Mexicans  he  held  the  only  religious 
services  in  English.  His  hearers  represented  nearly  every  denom- 
ination, and  the  work  was  very  interesting.  But  his  health  imper- 
atively demanded  a  change  of  climate,  and  in  May,  1900,  he  started 
North.  He  had  been  ordained  Deacon  in  the  Protestant  Episco- 
pal Church  by  Bishop  Johnston  on  January  7,  and  while  resting 
in  San  Antonio,  Tex.,  was  ordained  Priest  on  May  20.  He  spent 
nearly  a  year  in  the  Adirondacks,  a  summer  in  Liberty,  N.  Y., 
and  the  next  winter  in  San  Antonio,  but  his  health  improved  very 
little.  He  was  still,  however,  able  to  preach  occasionally.  Early 
extreme  heat  forced  him  northward,  and  he  died  of  consumption 
at  the  home  of  his  parents  in  New  York  City,  on  July  13,  1902, 
atfthe  age  of  28  years. 

He  married,  on  June  15,  1899,  Annetta,  daughter  of  George 
Kerr,  of  Yonkers,  N.  Y.  She  died  suddenly  on  October  28, 
1900. 

1898 

George  Minot  Ripley,  son  of  Lyman  Baldwin  Ripley,  an 
iron  merchant  of  St.  Louis,  Mo.,  and  Margaret  Cranch  (Dawes) 
Ripley,  was  born  in  that  city,  on  January  3,  1876. 

After  graduation  he  was  instructor  in  Smith  Academy,  St. 
Louis,  where  he  had  been  fitted  for  college,  and  at  the  same  time 
studied  law  at  the  St.  Louis  Law  School.  He  received  the  degree 
of  LL.B.  from  the  latter  in  June,  1900,  and  was  admitted  to 
practice  in  the  Missouri  courts.  For  the  sake  of  his  health,  how- 
ever, he  was  compelled  to  seek  a  different  climate,  and  removed 
to  Salt  Lake  City,  Utah,  early  in  1901,  where  he  commenced  the 
practice  of  his  profession.  In  January,  1903,  he  formed  a  partner- 
ship with  Dana  T.  Smith,  Esq.,  of  that  city,  under  the  firm  name 
of  Smith  &  Ripley.  Soon  afterward  he  was  taken  seriously  ill 
and  brought  to  St.  Louis  early  in  April  for  surgical  treatment 
and  placed  in  the  Rebekah  Hospital.  For  a  while  he  seemed  to 
improve,  but  the  disease  could  not  be  stayed,  and  he  died  of 
tuberculosis,  on  May  16,  1903,  at  the  age  of  27  years.  He  was 
not  married.  Before  entering  college  he  united  with  the  Pilgrim 
Congregational  Church,  St.  Louis. 


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1899 


Sullivan  Dorr  Ames,  son  of  Captain  Sullivan  Dorr,  U.  S.  N., 
and  Mary  (Townsend)  Ames,  was  born  on  January  5,  1878,  in 
Boston,  Mass.,  but  was  prepared  for  college  in  Providence,  R.  L, 
where  his  mother  resided  after  the  death  of  his  father.  He  was  a 
grandson  of  Chief  Justice  Samuel  Ames  (Brown  1823),  and  a 
direct  descendant  of  Thomas  W.  Dorr,  Governor  of  Rhode  Island 
during  the  Dorr  Rebellion. 

Alter  graduation  he  made  a  tour  around  the  world  with  his 
classmate,  Ord  Preston,  but  did  not  f ull}^  recover  from  an  illness 
during  his  college  course.  He,  however,  entered  the  Harvard 
Law  School  after  his  return,  but,  owing  to  overwork,  had  to  with- 
draw at  Thanksgiving.  He  made  a  second  trial,  but  as  he  was  still 
suffering  nervously,  he  was  persuaded  to  enter  the  sanitarium  at 
Cromwell,  Conn.,  where  he  improved  slightly,  but  on  Sunday, 
February  22,  1903,  died  very  suddenly,  it  is  supposed  from  the 
bursting  of  a  blood  vessel  at  the  base  of  his  brain.  He  was  25 
years  of  age  and  unmarried. 

He  had  early  won  the  regard  of  his  classmates  for  high  quali- 
ties of  mind  and  heart. 

Charles  Francis  Doyle,  son  of  Charles  Francis  and  Celia  A. 
(Mills)  Doyle,  was  born  on  November  21, 1878,  at  Cohoes,  N.  Y., 
and  was  prepared  for  college  at  Albany  (N.  Y.)  Academy. 

After  graduation  he  studied  in  the  Albany  Law  School,  was 
admitted  to  the  bar,  and  became  a  member  of  the  firm  of  Mac- 
Lean  &  Doyle. 

Mr.  Doyle  died  of  typhoid  fever  at  his  home  in  Cohoes,  N.  Y., 
on  December  16,  1902,  at  tbe  age  of  24  years.  He  married  on 
the  22d  of  the  previous  October,  Ida  Lydia,  daughter  of  Dr. 
Albert  Mott,  of  Cohoes. 

Charles  Philip  Leonard,  son  of  Charles  and  Belle  (Wheeler) 
Leonard,  was  born  in  Niantic,  Conn.,  on  November  15,  1875. 
During  his  college  course  he  won  Two- Year  Honors  in  the  Nat- 
ural Sciences. 

In  the  summer  following  graduation,  as  during  his  summer 
vacations,  he  was  station  agent  at  Crescent  Beach,  a  summer 
resort  near  Niantic,  and  since  1899  had  also  been  Postmaster  there. 
In  the  fall  of  1899  he  entered  the  Medico-Chirurgical  College  in 
Philadelphia.     While  there  his  high  ideals  of  Christian  manhood, 


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his  energy  and  faithfulness,  exerted  a  marked  influence  in  many 
directions.  The  membership  of  the  Young  Men's  Christian  Asso- 
ciation of  the  college  during  the  two  years  of  his  presidency  in- 
creased from  about  twenty-five  to  over  two  hundred.  He  received 
the  degree  of  M.D.  in  May,  1902,  and  was  appointed  House  Sur- 
geon in  the  hospital  connected  with  the  college,  entering  upon  his 
duties  in  October, 

Dr.  Leonard  died  of  peritonitis,  after  an  operation  for  appendi- 
citis, in  Philadelphia,  on  November  21,  1902.  He  was  unmarried. 
He  was  a  member  of  the  Niantic  Congregational  Church. 

1900 

James  Waeren  Payton,  son  of  Philip  A.  and  Annie  (Rives) 
Pay  ton,  was  born  on  July  30,  1877,  in  Westfield,  Mass.,  and  was 
fitted  for  college  in  the  High  School  in  that  place. 

The  year  following  graduation  he  spent  in  tutoring  in  West- 
field,  and  in  the  fall  of  1901  became  Professor  of  Greek  and 
Latin  in  Wiley  University,  Marshall,  Texas.  He  was  about  to 
return  to  his  work  for  a  second  year  when  he  was  stricken  with 
typhoid  fever,  of  which  he  died  at  his  home  in  Westfield,  on 
October  15,  1902,  at  the  age  of  26  years.  He  had  planned  to 
enter  the  legal  profession  eventually. 


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YALE    MEDICAL    SCHOOL. 

1831 

Chauncey  Ayres,  son  of  Frederick  and  Rebecca  (Seymour) 
Ayres,  was  born  on  August  14,  1808,  in  New  Canaan,  Conn. 

After  graduation  from  the  Yale  Medical  School  Dr.  Ayres  first 
opened  an  office  in  Greenwich,  Conn.,  but  soon  went  to  New 
York  City,  where,  in  1832,  he  was  one  of  the  surgeons  of  the 
Cholera  Hospital.  Later  he  was  surgeon  of  the  United  States 
Coast  Survey.  In  1834  he  settled  in  Stamford,  Conn.,  where  he 
established  a  good  practice,  and  resided  for  sixty-nine  years. 

He  was  one  of  the  early  Clerks  of  the  Borough  of  Stamford, 
and  Warden  for  three  years  from  about  1855. 

Dr.  Ayres  died  at  his  home  in  Stamford  from  the  natural  ex- 
haustion of  his  physical  powers,  on  April  14,  1903,  in  the  95th 
year  of  his  age.  In  November  preceding  he  was  seized  with  a 
fainting  spell,  and  since  that  time  had  been  confined  to  the  house. 
Since  the  death  of  Dr.  Nelson  Isham  of  the  class  of  1828  in  1895, 
he  had  been  the  oldest  living  graduate  of  the  Medical  School. 

He  married,  on  August  14,  1831,  Deborah  A.,  daughter  of  Dr. 
Warren  and  Sarah  (Street)  Percival,  of  Middlesex  Parish,  now 
Darien,  Conn.,  by  whom  he  had  a  son  and  three  daughters. 
After  her  death  he  married,  in  1840,  in  Stamford,  Mrs.  Julia  A. 
Simpson,  of  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  by  whom  he  had  two  sons  and  one 
daughter.  His  second  wife  died  in  1897,  but  his  eldest  son  (who 
was  Chief  Engineer  in  the  U.  S.  Navy,  and  recently  retired), 
and  two  daughters  by  the  first  marriage,  and  one  daughter  by 
the  second,  survive. 

1850 

Henry  Clinton  Bunce  was  born  in  Manchester,  Conn.,  on 
January  17,  1825,  and  was  the  son  of  Heman  and  Phila  (Sy- 
monds)  Bunce. 

A  few  years  after  graduation  from  the  Medical  School  he  re- 
moved from  Manchester  to  the  neighboring  town  of  Glastonbury. 
He  enlisted  in  the  First  Regiment  of  Connecticut  Volunteers, 
Heavy  Artillery,  October  10,  1862,  was  soon  made  Assistant  Sur- 
geon, and  served  in  the  Civil  War  until  October  19,  1863,  when 
he  was  obliged  to  retire  owing  to  a  severe  sunstroke.  He  subse- 
quently reenlisted,  but  his  health  was  too  much  impaired  to  allow 


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him  to  remain  in  the  service.  For  a  number  of  years  he  was 
Medical  Examiner  and  Post  Surgeon  for  the  town  of  Glastonbury, 
where  he  had  a  large  practice,  and  was  esteemed  both  as  a  phy- 
sician and  surgeon. 

For  several  months  previous  to  his  decease  he  had  suffered 
from  a  complication  of  troubles,  and  died  on  April  15,  1903,  at 
the  age  of  78  years. 

Dr.  Bunce  married,  on  November  6,  1850,  Eliza  A.,  daughter 
of  George  Rich  and  Anna  (Slate)  Rich,  of  Manchester,  and  the 
fiftieth  anniversary  of  their  wedding  was  observed,  in  1900,  at 
Glastonbury.  Mrs.  Bunce  survives  her  husband  with  two  sons 
and  a  daughter.  The  elder  son  graduated  from  the  Sheffield 
Scientific  School  in  1875. 

1898 

Julius  Stirling  Loomis,  son  of  RoUin  Hoyt  and  Maria 
(Robeson)  Loomis,  was  born  on  May  20,  1876,  at  Springfield, 
Mass.,  and  entered  the  Yale  Medical  School  from  the  High 
School  in  that  city. 

After  graduation  he  was  in  the  emergency  ward  of  one  of  the 
Hospitals  in  New  York,  but  while  there  his  health  failed.  He 
afterward  began  the  practice  of  his  profession  and  in  1902  was 
located  in  South  Windham,  Conn. 

He  died  at  the  Springfield  (Mass.)  Hospital  on  June  6,  1903,  at 
the  age  of  27  years. 

He  married  at  New  Haven,  on  December  24,  1902,  Helen, 
daughter  of  George  and  Lucretia  (Hinsdale)  Bean,  who  survives 
him. 


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YALE    LAW    SCHOOL. 

1847 

Samuel  James  Clarke,  son  of  Captain  Samuel  James  and 
Elizabeth  Hill  (Jacocks)  Clarke,  was  born  in  New  Haven,  Conn., 
on  April  25,  1825,  received  his  preparatory  training  in  the  school 
of  Stiles  French  (Yale  1827)  in  New  Haven,  and  graduated  from 
Trinity  College,  Hartford,  in  1845. 

On  completing  the  course  in  the  Yale  Law  School  he  began 
practice  in  New  Haven,  but  about  1848  led  an  overland  expedition 
to  the  gold  fields  of  California,  and  became  a  permanent  resident 
of  that  State.  He  was  elected  to  fill  a  vacancy  as  a  member  of 
the  first  Legislature  o^  California,  which  met  at  San  Jose  in 
1849.  From  1867  to  1878  he  was  Register  in  Bankruptcy,  and 
for  several  years  afterward  continued  settling  such  matters  as  had 
been  before  him.  He  was  an  original  member  of  the  Society  of 
California  Pioneers.  In  early  life  he  was  a  Democrat,  but  before 
the  Civil  War  became  a  Republican. 

He  died  at  Geneva,  N.  Y.,  on  December  26,  1902,  at  the  age  of 
77  years.     He  was  never  married. 

1850 

Richard  William  Hart  Jarvis,  eldest  son  and  fourth  of  the 
nine  children  of  Rev.  William  Jarvis  (Union  Coll.  1818)  and 
Elizabeth  Miller  (Hart)  Jarvis,  and  grandson  of  Major  Richard 
William  and  Elizabeth  Hart,  of  Saybrook,  Conn.,  was  born  on 
November  30,  1829,  in  Portland,  Conn.,  where  his  father  was 
then  Rector  of  Trinity  Church.  He  was  a  great-great-grandson 
of  Rev.  John  Hart,  the  first  actual  student  of  Yale  College  who 
received  the  Bachelor's  degree.  The  father  of  Mr.  Jarvis  was  a 
nephew  of  the  Rt.  Rev.  Abraham  Jarvis,  D.D.  (Yale  1761),  the 
second  Protestant  Episcopal  Bishop  of  Connecticut. 

After  graduation  from  Trinity  College  in  1848,  he  entered  the 
Yale  Law  School,  and  received  the  degree  of  LL.B.  in  1850.  He 
began  the  practice  of  his  profession  in  New  York  City,  but  soon 
•went  to  Arizona  to  look  after  mining  property  of  Colonel  Samuel 
Colt.  Returning  East  and  resuming  his  law  practice  for  a  short 
time,  in  1860  he  became  associated  with  Colonel  Colt  (who  had 
married  his  sister  in  1856)  in  the  management  of  his  armory  in 
Hartford,  Conn.     Colonel  Colt  died  in   1862,  and  three   years 


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afterward  Mr.  Jarvis  became  President  of  the  Colt  Patent  Fire 
Arms  Manufacturing  Company,  and  continued  at  the  head  of  that 
corporation  until  its  reorganization  in  1901. 

He  was  a  Trustee  of  Trinity  College  from  1864  to  1897,  suc- 
ceeding his  father  in  that  office,  also  a  director  in  important  busi- 
ness corporations. 

For  fourteen  years  Mr.  Jarvis  had  suffered  from  a  complication 
of  diseases,  and  for  the  last  two  years  had  been  mostly  confined 
to  the  house.  He  died  at  the  residence  of  his  sister,  Mrs.  Colt, 
on  January  21,  1903,  at  the  age  of  73  years.  He  had  never 
married. 

1856 

Ralph  Partridge  Emilius  Thacher,  youngest  son  of  Hon. 
Stephen  Thacher  (Yale  1795)  and  Harriet  (Preble)  Thacher,  was 
born  at  Lubec,  Washington  County,  Me.,  on  September  7,  1826, 
and  before  entering  the  Yale  Law  School  was  a  student  at  Phil- 
lips (Andover)  Academy.  He  devoted  much  time  to  the  cultiva- 
tion of  music,  and  while  in  New  Haven  was  organist  in  one  of 
the  churches. 

After  graduation  from  the  Law  School,  he  was  associated  for 
several  years  in  successful  practice  with  his  brother  (Bowdoin 
1831)  in  Rockland,  Me.,  but  his  career  was  interrupted  by  a  lin- 
gering illness  from  spinal  disease,  which  disabled  him  for  ten  or 
twelve  years.  When  he  finally  regained  his  health  he  decided  to 
enter  the  ministry,  and  graduated  from  the  Boston  School  for  the 
Ministry  in  1869,  and  from  the  Harvard  Divinity  School  in  1871. 
He  was  ordained  as  a  Unitarian  in  Boston  on  December  11,  1873, 
and  preached  about  a  year  each  in  Sturbridge,  Mass.,  and  Lan- 
caster, N.  H.,  four  years  in  Barnstable,  Mass.,  and  a  year  in 
Sterling,  Mass.  He  then  pursued  philosophical  and  theological 
studies  at  the  University  of  Leipzig,  Germany,  for  about  a  year 
and  a  half,  and  expected  to  take  a  degree  there,  but  the  illness 
and  death  of  a  brother  called  him  to  Zumbrota,  Minn.,  where  the 
care  of  his  property  required  him  to  reside  thereafter.  He  died 
at  a  private  hospital  in  Reading,  Mass.,  on  June  29,  1902,  in  the 
76th  year  of  his  age.     He  was  never  married. 

He  received  the  degree  of  Master  of  Arts  from  Yale  in  1870, 
and  of  Bachelor  of  Sacred  Theology  from  Harvard  in  1882. 


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1866 


William  Edgar  Simonds,  secoDd  son  and  youngest  of  the 
three  children  of  John  and  Tryphena  (Converse)  Simonds, 
was  born  in  CoUinsville,  in  the  town  of  Canton,  Hartford 
County,  Conn.,  on  November  25,  1841.  His  father  died 
when  he  was  only  three  years  of  age,  but  through  the 
efforts  of  his  mother  he  received  a  good  elementary  education, 
and  with  his  own  earnings  in  a  cutlery  manufactory  was  able 
to  take  a  course  of  study  in  the  New  Britain  'Normal  School, 
which  he  completed  in  1860.  He  then  taught  school  for  two 
years. 

In  August,  1862,  he  enlisted  in  Company  A  of  the  25th  Regi- 
ment, Connecticut  Volunteers,  and  was  soon  advanced  to  the 
rank  of  Sergeant-Major.  He  served  with  his  company  in  the 
department  of  the  Gulf,  and  for  distinguished  gallantry  in  the 
battle  of  Irish  Bend,  La.,  April  14,  1863,  was  appointed  Second 
Lieutenant  of  Company  I.  He  was  mustered  out  of  service  with 
his  regiment  on  August  26,  1863,  and  inimediately  became  a  stu- 
dent in  the  Yale  Law  School. 

After  graduation  he  opened  an  office  in  Hartford,  Conn.,  and 
soon  attained  an  excellent  standing  in  his  profession.  After  two 
years  of  general  practice  he  made  a  specialty  of  patent  and  trade- 
mark law,  in  which  he  became  widely  recognized  as  one  of  the 
most  eminent  authorities.  His  works  on  this  subject  include 
"Design  Patents,"  1874  ;  ** Digest  of  Patent  Office  Decisions," 
1880;  '' Summary  of  the  Law  of  Patents,"  1883  ;  and  "Digest  of 
Patent  Cases,"  1888.  From  1884  to  1893  he  was  Lecturer  on 
Patent  Law  in  the  Yale  Law  School,  and  from  1891  to  1893  Pro- 
fessor of  the  Law  of  Patents  in  Columbian  University,  Washing- 
ton, D.  C. 

In  1883  Mr.  Simonds  was  elected  a  Representative  in  the 
Connecticut  Legislature  from  Canton  on  the  Republican  ticket, 
and  as  chairman  of  the  standing  committee  on  railroads  was  the 
originator  of  the  "  short  haul  "  bill,  the  bill  for  the  elimination  of 
grade  crossings,  and  other  measures  of  importance.  In  1885  he  was 
reelected  to  the  House,  and  was  chosen  Speaker.  He  was  an 
earnest  advocate  of  the  bill  establishing  the  Storrs  Agricultural 
College,  of  which  he  was  trustee  for  several  years,  being  repeat- 
edly reappointed  to  that  office. 

From  1889  to  1891  he  was  a  member  of  thd  National  House 
of  Representatives,  and  during  this  time  was  successful  in   his 


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efforts  to  secure  the  passage  of  the  first  international  copyright 
law.  Although  unanimously  renominated  for  Congress,  with 
many  other  Republicans  he  failed  of  reelection,  but  the  follow- 
ing year  he  was  appointed  United  States  Commissioner  of  Pat- 
ents, and  held  the  office  two  years.  He  received  the  degree  of 
Master  of  Arts  from  Yale  University  in  1890. 

He  delivered  an  oration  on  ex-Governor  Marshall  Jewell  in 
1883,  and  a  notable  speech  on  the  Gettysburg  appropriation  in 
1885,  also  many  Memorial  Day  addresses  in  various  cities  and 
towns  of  the  State  and  at  Arlington,  Va.  Besides  his  other  writ- 
ings he  prepared  important  articles  on  commercial  and  labor 
questions. 

Mr.  Simonds  had  been  in  ill  health  for  several  months  from  a 
complication  of  troubles,  but  continued  his  practice  until  Feb- 
ruary, when  he  was  attacked  by  pleurisy,  of  which  he  died  at  his 
winter  home  in  Hartford,  on  March  14,  1903,  at  the  age  of  61 
years. 

He  married,  on  October  17,  1867,  Sarah  J.  Mills,  daughter  of 
Hon.  Addison  O.  Mills,  and  Jane  Maria  (Case)  Mills  of  Canton. 
Mrs.  Simonds  survives  him  with  a  son. 

1869 

Timothy  John  Fox,  son  of  Patrick  and  Elizabeth  (Byrne)  Fox, 
was  born  at  Lethram,  Ireland,  on  December  24,  1847.  His 
parents  resided  at  Westville,  Conn.,  but  were  on  a  visit  to  their 
native  land  when  the  son  was  born.  Before  entering  the  Yale 
Law  School  he  studied  in  Saint  Francis  Xavier  College,  New 
York  City. 

He  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  May,  1869,  and  soon  became 
active  in  the  politics  of  New  Haven.  He  was  City  Clerk  in  1872- 
73,  and  in  1880  was  offered  a  nomination  as  Democratic  Repre- 
sentative in  the  State  Legislature,  but  declined  at  that  time  in 
favor  of  Governor  James  E.  English.  He  was  elected,  however, 
to  that  position  in  1882.  In  1876-77  he  was  City  Attorney,  and 
was  reappointed  in  1893.  In  1891  he  was  chosen  to  the  State 
Senate,  and  was  a  leader  in  that  body  during  the  deadlock  of 
that  year  in  the  Legislature  which  resulted  in  the  continuance 
of  Governor  Bulkley  in  office  until  the  next  election.  Mr.  Fox 
was  an  earnest  supporter  and  warm  friend  of  Governor  Morris. 
He  was  reelecte(J  to  the  Senate  in  1893,  and  was  Chairman  of  the 
Judiciary  Committee.     He  had  held  no  office  for  ten  years  past, 


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but  had  devoted  himself  to  his  law  practice.  Daring  his  earlier 
years  he  made  a  specialty  of  criminal  and  probate  practice. 

Mr.  Fox  died  of  double  pneumonia  at  his  home  in  New  Haven, 
on  March  29,  1903,  in  the  56th  year  of  his  age.  He  had  not  been 
in  good  health  for  some  time,  and  did  not  recover  from  the  de- 
pression resulting  from  the  death  of  Mrs.  Fox  about  three  months 
previous.     He  was  a  member  of  St.  John's  (R.  C.)  Church. 

He  married,  on  June  28,  1875,  Beza  T.,  daughter  of  Michael 
Healy,  a  contractor  of  New  Haven,  and  left  three  sons  and  three 
daughters,  of  whom  the  eldest  son  graduated  from  the  Yale  Law 
School  in  1901,  and  one  of  the  daughters  is  an  undergraduate  in 
Smith  College.     One  daughter  died  in  childhood. 

1873 

Julius  Colton  Cable,  son  of  Nathaniel  J.  and  Phebe  (Law- 
rence) Cable,  was  born  in  Newtown,  Conn.,  on  October  11,  1849. 
Previous  to  his  coming  to  New  Haven  he  taught  school  in  his 
native  town  and  in  Unionville,  Conn.,  and  in  Ithaca,  N.  Y.  At 
the  last  place  he  was  a  student  for  a  time  in  Cornell  University. 
While  in  the  Yale  Law  School  he  also  studied  in  the  office  of 
Hon.  George  H.  Watrous  (Yale  1853). 

On  taking  his  degree,  he  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  June, 
1873,  and  for  about  fifteen  years  was  connected  in  legal  matters 
with  Hon.  H.  Lynde  Harrison  (LL.B.  Yale  1860),  and  Hon.  Dex- 
ter R  Wright  (LL.B.  Yale  1848),  and  for  eight  years  with 
Wright  &  Harrison.  In  1876  he  was  a  member  of  the  Common 
Council,  later  Clerk  of  the  City  Court,  and  from  1883  to  1887 
City  Attorney.  In  1893  he  was  appointed  Judge  of  the  City 
Court,  and  continued  in  that  office  four  years.  In  1901  he  became 
Judge  of  the  Court  of  Common  Pleas,  and  was  doing  honored 
service  in  this  capacity  at  the  time  of  his  death. 

Judge  Cable  had  suffered  greatly  for  two  or  three  months  from 
a  swelling  of  the  glands  of  the  neck,  and  an  operation  was  per^ 
formed  at  the  Post-Graduate  Hospital,  New  York  City.  His 
progress  appeared  favorable  for  a  time,  but  he  died  there  instan- 
taneously the  next  afternoon,  June  9,  1903,  in  the  54th  year  of 
his  age.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Grand  Avenue  Congregational 
Church. 

He  married,  on  January  1,  1874,  Alathea  B.,  daughter  of 
Horace  and  Olive  (Hart)  Woodruff,  of  Avon,  Conn.,  and  had 
two  sons,  who  with  Mrs.  Cable  survive  him. 


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RuFUS  Starr  Pickett,  son  of  Ruf us  Henry  and  Betsey  (Par- 
sons) Pickett,  was  born  at  Ridgefield,  Conn.,  on  February  28, 
1829.  Owing  to  his  father's  ill-health,  he  gave  up  his  studies  and 
devoted  himself  for  six  years  to  the  care  of  his  father's  business. 
In  1850  he  came  to  New  Haven,  and  for  over  seven  years  was 
employed  by  the  New  York  and  New  Haven  Railroad  Company 
in  the  construction  and  repair  of  locomotives.  During  the  Lin- 
coln campaign  he  was  an  active  worker,  and  made  several 
addresses  in  New  Haven  and  vicinity.  Soon  afterward  he  was 
appointed  United  States  Inspector  of  Customs  and  also  Weigher 
and  Ganger  at  New  Haven,  and  held  these  positions  for  several 
years. 

While  thus  engaged  he  resumed  study  and  entered  the  Yale 
Law  School.  During  his  course  he  won  the  Jewell  Prize,  then 
just  established,  for  the  best  examination  in  the  studies  of  Middle 
year.  After  his  admission  to  the  bar,  in  1873,  he  entered  on  the 
practice  of  his  profession,  and  from  1877  to  1883  he  was  City 
Attorney.  In  1885  he  was  appointed  Assistant  City  Judge,  and 
two  years  later  Judge  of  the  City  Court.  He  retired  from  the 
Judgeship  in  1893  and  returned  to  private  practice.  His  decisions 
on  the  early  boycott  cases  were  widely  circulated  and  were  after- 
ward substantially  confirmed  by  the  higher  courts.  He  was 
esteemed  for  his  integrity  and  his  kindness  of  heart. 

Judge  Pickett  died  of  paralysis  at  his  home  in  New  Haven,  oh 
June  9,  1903,  at  the  age  of  74  years. 

He  married,  on  October  16,  1849,  Catharine,  daughter  of  Silas 
Keeler,  and  after  her  decease  he  married,  in  New  Haven,  on 
November  29,  1871,  Sarah  E.,  daughter  of  Edward  S.  and  Sarah 
(Bates)  Read.  By  the  first  marriage  he  had  two  sons  and  two 
daughters,  and  by  the  second  a  son  (Yale  1899),  all  of  whom,  with 
Mrs.  Pickett,  survive,  except  one  daughter,  who  married  Rev. 
Franklin  Countryman  (Yale  1870),  and  died  shortly  after 
marriage. 

1893 

Brent  Kelley  Yates,  son  of  Lee  Roy  Yates,  a  druggist,  and 
Udora  Belle  (Brown)  Yates,  was  born  at  Stanford,  Lincoln 
County,  Ky.,  on  June  27,  1871,  but  entered  the  Yale  Law  School 
from  Hiawatha,  Kans. 

In  September  following  graduation  he  was  admitted  to  the  bar 
of  Nebraska,  and  practiced  his  profession  in  Omaha,  Neb.,  for 
several  years. 

He  died  at  Hiawatha  from  a  shooting  accident  on  July  12, 
1902,  at  the  age  of  31  years.     He  was  unmarried. 


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1895 


Frederick  Chunn,  youngest  son  of  Mark  Bourne  and  Annie 
M.  (Dent)  Chunn,  was  born  at  Chaptico,  St.  Mary's  County,  Md., 
on  December  22,  1874,  and  graduated  from  Charlotte  Hall 
Academy,  in  that  county. 

After  graduation  from  the  Yale  Law  School  he  was  admitted 
to  the  bar,  and  practiced  his  profession  in  Baltimore  and  Phila- 
delphia for  about  two  years,  and  then  returned  to  his  native  county, 
where  he  taught  school  for  a  time. 

In  September,  1900,  he  was  appointed  Assistant  Paymaster  in 
the  U.  S.  Navy,  with  the  rank  of  Ensign,  and  after  a  short 
period  of  service  at  Norfolk,  Va.,  was  assigned  to  duty  on  the  U.  S. 
battle  ship  Frolic  among  the  Philippine  Islands.  For  his  effi- 
ciency an  order  was  issued  promoting  him  to  service  on  shore  a 
year  in  advance* of  the  usual  time,  and  stationing  him  at  Cavite. 
But  before  the  order  reached  him  he  contracted  typhoid  fever,  of 
which  he  died  at  the  Naval  Hospital  at  Cavite  on  April  1,  1902, 
without  knowing  of  his  promotion.  He  was  27  years  of  age.  He 
was  buried  with  military  honors  in  the  National  Cemetery  at 
Arlington,  Va. 

He  married,  on  September  4,  1899,  Blanche,  widow  of  Wood 
Garner  and  daughter  of  John  H.  Waters,  of  St.  Mary's  County, 
Md.,  who  survives  him,  without  children. 

Two  brothers  are  graduates  of  the  Yale  Divinity  School,  respec- 
tively in  1886  and  1889,  and  a  sister  is  the  wife  of  Nehemiah 
Candee,  Esq.,  a  graduate  of  the  Academical  Department  in  1893 
and  of  the  Law  School  in  1897. 


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YALE    DIVINITY    SCHOOL. 

1872 

Austin  Hull  Norris,  son  of  William  C.  and  Rachel  (Hull) 
N orris,  was  born  in  Essex,  Conn.,  on  August  3,  1845. 

After  graduation  from  the  Yale  Divinity  School  he  was  ordained 
on  December  23,  1872,  at  Farwell,  Mich.,  where  he  was  pastor 
four  years,  and  then  four  years  at  Clare,  in  the  same  county, 
laboring  largely  among  the  lumbermen.  From  1880  to  1882  he 
was  at  Ada,  in  the  vicinity  of  Grand  Rapids,  the  next  year  at 
Richmond,  in  the  eastern  part  of  the  State,  from  1883  to  1887  at 
Newaygo,  and  from  1887  to  1889  at  Ithaca.  The  following  year 
he  was  General  Missionary  of  the  American  Home  Missionary 
Society,  residing  at  Lansing.  December  1,  1892,  he  became  act- 
ing pastor  of  the  Congregational  church  at  Torringford^  Conn. 

Mr.  Norris  was  struck  by  a  special  train  and  instantly  killed  on 
January  4,  1903,  as  he  was  driving  across  the  railroad  track  on 
his  way  from  Torringf ord  to  preach  in  the  chapel  at  Burrville. 
He  was  57  years  of  age. 

He  married,  on  September  30,  1 874,  Mary,  daughter  of  Jere- 
miah and  Cornelia  (Dudley)  Peck,  of  Northfield,  Conn.  She 
died  in  1897,  leaving  two  daughters,  students  at  Bryn  Mawr 
College.  A  son  died  in  1899  as  he  was  ready  to  enter  Yale 
College. 

1877 

John  Nathaniel  Lowell,  son  of  Jeremiah  and  Lucy  Mary 
(Fernald)  Lowell,  was  born  in  Newburg,  Me.,  on  September  20, 
1846.  He  graduated  from  Bowdoin  College  in  1873,  and  in  Sep- 
tember of  that  year  entered  Andover  Theological  Seminary,  but 
in  November  of  the  following  year  left  his  studies  to  preach  at 
Milton,  N.  H.,  and  continued  there  through  the  next  summer. 

After  this  he  joined  the  Middle  Class  in  Yale  Seminary,  and  on 
completing  his  theological  course  returned  to  the  church  in  Mil- 
ton. He  was  ordained  as  pastor  there  on  November  22,  1877, 
and  dismissed  on  July  30,  1880.  On  October  21,  following,  he 
was  installed  over  the  West  Church,  Haverhill,  Mass.,  where  he 
remained  in  faithful  service  until  his  death.  His  people  had  lately 
declined  to  accept  his  resignation,  and  he  was  to  have  given  an 
address  on  Memorial  Day,  but  he  died  of  pneumonia  on  that  day. 
May  30,  1903,  in  the  57th  year  of  his  age. 


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He  married,  at  Rowley,  Mass.,  on  July  5,  1877,  Hattie  Bishop, 
daughter  of  Edward  and  Sarah  J.  (Appleton)  Richardson,  but 
had  no  children.     Mrs.  Lowell  died  in  1901. 

1878 

CnA.ELEs  Feancis  Graves,  son  of  David  and  Susan  (Lancton) 
Graves,  was  born  in  Burke,  Franklin  County,  N.  Y.,  on  July  15, 
1845,  and  was  a  private  in  the  Second  New  Hampshire  Volun- 
teers in  1863-64.  He  graduated  as  Bachelor  of  Arts  from  the 
University  of  Vermont  in  1874. 

Upon  his  graduation  from  Yale  Seminary  he  immediately  went 
into  Home  Missionary  work  in  Nebraska,  and  was  ordained  as  a 
Congregational  minister  at  Sutton,  Clay  County,  March  14,  1879. 
After  serving  this  church  about  two  years,  he  was  at  Weeping 
Water  in  the  same  State  from  1880  to  1883,  then  two  or  three 
years  at  Argentine  and  Louisville  in  Kansas.  In  1886  he  became 
a  Presbyterian,  and  was  stationed  successively  for  two  or  three 
years  each  at  Atkinson,  Valentine,  and  Ponca,  and  for  five  years 
from  1893  at  Shelton,— all  in  Nebraska.  From  1888  to  1893  he 
was  Superintendent  of  Sunday  School  work  of  Niobrara  Presby- 
tery. In  1898  he  became  Pastor  at  Large  of  the  Kearney 
Presbytery. 

Mr.  Graves  died  after  a  short  illness  from  typhoid  fever  at  hi^ 
home  in  Shelton,  Nebr.,  on  November  20,  1902,  at  the  age  of  57 
years. 

He  married  at  New  Haven,  Conn.,  June  19,  1879,  Louise  S., 
daughter  of  Edwin  and  Mary  (Benjamin)  Merwin.  Mrs.  Graves 
survives  him  with  three  sons  and  two  daughters. 

1898 

Walter  Bullard  Street,  son  of  Oscar  Dickenson  and 
Marietta  E.  (Brewer)  Street,  was  born  in  Lee,  Berkshire  County, 
Mass.,  on  February  6,  1870. 

After  graduating  from  Williams  College  in  1892,  he  was 
Secretary  of  the  Young  Men's  Christian  Association  at  Water- 
town,  N.  Y.,  for  a  year,  and  then  entered  the  Yale  Divinity 
School,  but  after  a  year  he  was  persuaded  to  become  a  teacher  and 
physical  director  at  the  Lawrenceville  (N.  J.)  School,  where  he 
remained  two  years. 

He  then  completed  his  theological  course  at  New  Haven  and 
directly  after  graduating  went  to  Hope  Church,  Anderson,  Ind. 


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He  was  ordained  as  an  evangelist  at  Lee,  Mass.,  on  July  19,  1898. 
Just  as  his  church  at  Anderson  was  reaching  self-support  on  its 
tenth  anniversary  he  was  prostrated  by  illness  and  resigned  his 
charge.  On  his  way  to  his  Berkshire  home  for  rest  he  stopped 
to  witness  the  graduation  of  his  brother  from  the  Medical 
Department  of  the  University  of  Michigan.  There  his  condi- 
tion became  so  serious  that  an  operation  was  deemed  imperative, 
but  he  died  shortly  afterward  at  the  Hospital  of  the  University 
of  Michigan,  Ann  Arbor,  on  July  2,  1902.  He  was  32  years  of 
age,  and  was  unmarried. 

He  was  wholly  consecrated  to  his  work,  and  his  pastorate  of 
four  years  at  Anderson  was  one  of  unusual  energy  and  fruitful- 
ness. 


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SHEFFIELD    SCIEIS^TIFIC    SCHOOL. 

1867 

Joseph  Thompson  Whittelsey,  son  of  Henry  Newton  and 
Elizabeth  A.  (Wilson)  Whittelsey,  was  born  in  New  Haven, 
Conn.,  on  October  20,  1843.  He  was  a  great-grandson  of  Rev. 
Chauncey  Whittelsey  (Yale  1738),  for  thirty  years  pastor  of  the 
Center  Church. 

After  graduation  from  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School  he  was 
for  a  number  of  years,  with  a  brother,  engaged  as  a  crockery 
merchant  in  Waterbury,  Conn.,  and  after  his  removal  to  New 
Haven  was  for  a  time  in  the  same  business  with  the  house  founded 
by  his  father  in  1 836.  Later,  he  was  a  dealer  in  real  estate.  He 
was  widely  known  as  an  authority  in  athletic  matters,  in  which 
he  took  a  deep  interest,  and  while  a  student  was  stroke  oar  of  his 
class  crew.     He  had  spent  much  time  in  travel. 

Mr.  Whittelsey  died  of  paralysis  at  Old  Point  Comfort,  Va., 
on  June  16,  1903,  in  the  60th  year  of  his  age.  He  had  been  a 
member  of  the  Center  Church,  New  Haven,  since  1878. 

He  married,  on  September  27, 1871,  Sarah  Alathea,  daughter  of 
John  Mitchell  Lamson  Scovill,  a  pioneer  manufacturer  of  Water- 
bury,  and  Sarah  A.  (Merriman)  Scovill,  and  had  two  daughters, 
who  survive  him.  The  elder  (Radcliffe  Coll.  1894)  received  the 
degree  of  Doctor  of  Philosophy  from  Yale  University  in  1898. 
Mrs.  Whittlesey  died  in  1877. 

1874 

Allen  Beewer  Howe,  son  of  James  H.  Howe,  a  merchant  of 
Troy,  N.  Y.,  and  Honor  Maria  (Kasson)  Howe,  was  born  in  Troy, 
on  November  20,  1854. 

The  year  after  graduation  from  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School 
he  continued  his  studies  in  the  Graduate  Department,  and  during 
the  year  1875-76  was  Assistant  in  Analytical  Chemistry.  He 
then  studied  in  the  University  of  Strassburg,  and  received  the 
degree  of  Doctor  of  Philosophy  in  1879,  after  which  he  was 
Instructor  in  Analytical  Chemistry  in  the  Sheffield  Scientific 
School  until  1884.  Later  he  studied  painting  in  Paris  and 
Holland,  and  exhibited  three  pictures  in  the  Paris  Salon  from 
about  1890  to  1893. 


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Mr.  Howe  died  of  paralysis  at  Brewster,  Mass.,  where  he  had 
resided  for  five  years  past,  on  October  10,  1902,  in  the  48th  year 
of  his  age. 

He  married,  on  September  15,  1897,  Amy,  daughter  of  A.  C. 
Rose,  of  New  York  City.  She  survives  him  with  one  son.  A 
brother  graduated  from  the  Academical  Department  in  1871. 

1885 

Daniel  Delevan  Mangam,  Jr.,  son  of  Daniel  Delevan  and 
Deborah  (Horton)  Mangam,  was  born  at  Sing  Sing  (now  Ossin- 
ing),  in  the  town  of  Mt.  Pleasant,  Westchester  County,  N.  Y., 
on  July  16,  1863.  He  took  the  select  course  in  the  Shefiield 
Scientific  School. 

After  graduation  he  engaged  in  business  with  his  father  in  the 
firm  of  D.  D.  Mangam  &  Co.,  grain  dealers,  in  New  York  City. 
Since  his  marriage  he  had  resided  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 

Mr.  Mangam  died  of  appendicitis  after  an  illness  of  a  month  at 
Clifton  Springs,  N.  Y.,  on  August  15,  1902,  at  the  age  of  39 
years. 

He  married  May  Mortimer,  daughter  of  Rev.  T.  DeWitt  Tal- 
mage,  D.D.,  who  survives  him  with  two  daughters. 

1892 

George  Flavius  Campbell,  son  of  George  and  Frances  (Noble) 
Campbell,  was  born  on  June  30,  1870,  in  Pittsfield,  Mass.,  and 
acquired  his  preparation  for  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School  in  the 
public  schools  of  that  city. 

After  graduation  he  returned  to  New  Haven  and  was  Assistant 
and  Instructor  in  Chemistry  in  the  Scientific  School,  holding  each 
position  for  a  year,  and  from  the  fall  of  1894  until  December  1, 
1900,  was  an  analytical  chemist  at  the  Connecticut  Agricultural 
Experiment  Station  in  New  Haven.  He  then  had  charge  of  the 
laboratory  of  the  Waterbury  (Conn.)  Manufacturing  Company 
until  September,  1901,  when  he  resigned  on  account  of  his  health 
and  went  to  Arizona,  but  after  a  year's  struggle  he  died  of  tuber- 
culosis at  Peoria  in  that  Territory,  on  November  7,  1902,  at  the 
age  of  32  years.     He  was  not  married. 

Fred  Mold,  son  of  James  Henry  and  Lucy  Ann  (Dewgan) 
Mold,  was  born  at  Gloversville,  Fulton  County,  N.  Y.,  on  October 
2,  1869,  and  was  fitted  for  the  Shefiield  Scientific  School  at  the 


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Mansfield  (Pa.)  State  Normal  School  and  Hopkins  Grammar  School 
in  New  Haven. 

After  graduation  he  became  a  civil  engineer,  and  for  about  three 
years  past  had  held  a  position  as  a  draughtsman  in  Philadelphia, 
but  in  the  hope  of  benefit  to  his  health  he  undertook  outdoor  work 
in  West  Virginia.  He  was  soon,  however,  prostrated  by  typhoid 
fever,  and  died  after  an  illness  of  three  weeks  at  Welch,  W.  Va., 
on  November  11,  1902,  at  the  age  of  33  years.  He  was  unmar- 
ried. A  brother  is  a  member  of  the  class  of  1903  in  the  Sheffield 
Scientific  School. 

1897 

Jacob  Adolph  Koenig,  son  of  Adolph  Koenig,  an  advocate, 
and  Rachel  (Breiterman)  Koenig,  was  born  at  Belaja-Zerkow,  in 
the  state  of  Kiev,  Russia,  on  December  14,  1876.  He  was  pre- 
pared for  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School  in  New  Haven,  and  while 
there  took  the  engineering  course. 

After  graduation  he  was  for  some  time  in  the  employ  of  the 
Bemis  Bag  Co.,  of  St.  Louis,  Mo.,  but  from  there  went  to  the 
Philippine  Islands,  where  he  was  at  first  clerk  of  the  Court  of 
First  Instance,  in  the  district  of  Zamboanga,  but  after  a  few 
months  became  a  teacher  at  Bambam. 

In  July,  1902,  he  was  attacked  with  typhoid  fever,  from  which 
he  partially  recovered,  but  two  months  later  he  suffered  a  relapse, 
and  died  on  September  29,  at  the  age  of  25  years.  He  was  buried 
in  Zamboanga.  An  uncle  graduated  as  a  physician  from  Colum- 
bia University  in  1887. 

1899 

Francis  Sherman  Hunn,  son  of  Francis  Edwin  and  Grace 
Dickinson  (Sherman)  Hunn,  was  born  at  Watertown,  N.  Y.,  on 
October  31,  1876,  but  removed  to  New  Haven  and  was  fitted  at 
the  Hillhouse  High  School  for  the  ShefiSeld  Scientific  School, 
where  he  took  the  course  in  mechanical  engineering. 

During  Junior  year  he  enlisted  in  the  First  Division,  Connect- 
icut Naval  Battalion.  He  entered  the  U.  S.  Navy  on  March  26, 
1898,  was  ordered  to  the  receiving  ship  Minnesota  on  June  15, 
and  was  honorably  discharged  on  May  27,  1899. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  works  of  the  General  Electric 
Company  at  Schenectady,  N.  Y.,  where  he  remained  about  a 
year,   and  after  a  year  in  the  office  of  the  same  company  at 


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Atlanta,  Ga.,  was  transferred  to  their  office  at  New  Orleans  and 
made  Assistant  Manager  there. 

Mr.  Hunn  died  of  typhoid  fever  at  New  Orleans,  on  October 
16,  1902,  in  his  26th  year.  He  was  a  member  of  Trinity  Protes- 
tant Episcopal  Church  in  New  Haven.     He  was  unmarried. 

1900 

Frederic  James  Carnell,  son  of  Frederick  William  Carnell, 
a  mechanic,  and  Eliza  D.  (Steele)  Carnell,  was  born  in  New 
Britain,  Conn.,  on  December  23,  1880,  but  in  December,  1883, 
removed  with  his  parents  to  New  Haven  and  in  1897  to  Bristol, 
Conn.  He  received  his  preparatory  training  at  the  Hillhouse 
High  School,  New  Haven. 

In  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School  he  took  the  course  in  electrical 
engineering,  and  gained  a  prize  at  the  end  of  Freshman  year  for 
excellence  in  all  studies.  At  graduation  he  won  Two-Year 
Honors  for  excellence  in  all  the  studies  of  Junior  and  Senior  year, 
and  was  awarded  a  graduate  scholarship.  The  following  autumn 
he  returned  to  New  Haven  to  continue  his  studies,  and  was  also 
Laboratory  Assistant  in  Physics.  In  June,  1902,  he  obtained 
through  a  competitive  examination  the  Loomis  Fellowship,  then 
awarded  for  the  first  time. 

His  death  was  the  result  of  a  shooting  accident.  With  a 
friend  he  had  gone  for  an  afternoon  of  duck  shooting  off  Short 
Beach.  Landing  near  Umbrella  Island,  he  jumped  from  the  boat 
to  a  rock  and  was  drawing  his  gun  towards  him  by  the  muzzle 
end  when  the  trigger  caught  and  the  charge  of  shot  passed  into 
and  lacerated  his  right  arm.  He  was  removed  to  the  New  Haven 
Hospital,  where  the  arm  was  amputated,  but  he  rallied  only 
slightly  and  died  before  midnight  on  November  15,  1902.  He 
was  in  the  22d  year  of  his  age.  He  was  a  member  of  Calvary 
Baptist  Church  in  New  Haven. 

1901 

Herbert  Lucker,  son  of  Henry  and  Jennie  M.  (Quaile) 
Lucker,  was  born  on  July  9,  1880,  in  Cincinnati,  O.,  and  was 
prepared  for  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School  at  the  Hughes  High 
School  in  that  city.  While  in  New  Haven  he  made  a  special 
study  of  natural  history,  and  won  a  Two-Year  Honor  for  excel- 
lence in  all  the  studies  of  Junior  and  Senior  year. 


285 

He  was  one  of  the  three  recommended  by  the  officers  of  Yale 
University  to  the*  Philippine  Commission  as  teachers  in  the 
Philippine  Islands,  and  in  the  autumn  after  graduation  he  entered 
with  great  hopefulness  and  enthusiasm  upon  his  difficult  task. 
He  devoted  himself  unreservedly  to  the  service  of  the  people, 
who  soon  gave  him  their  respect  and  affection.  His  school  was 
regarded  as  the  best  graded  and  disciplined  in  the  province,  and 
the  work  therein  a  model  of  arrangement. 

Mr.  Lucker  died  of  Asiatic  cholera  at  San  Miguel,  Ilocos  Horte, 
Luzon,  Philippine  Islands,  on  August  6,  1902,  at  the  age  of  22 
years.  He  was  a  member  of  the  North  Presbyterian  Church  in 
Cincinnati. 


GKADUATE    SCHOOL. 


1876 


Nathan  Willabd  Harris,  son  of  Nathan  Coy  Harris  (M.D. 
Bowdoin  1842),  a  physician  of  Addison  and  Auburn,  Me.,  and 
Harriet  Ann  (Woodbury)  Harris,  was  born  at  Minot,  Androscog- 
gin County,  Me.,  on  January  9,  1853,  and  graduated  from  Bates 
College  in  1873. 

The  following  autumn  he  entered  the  Graduate  Department  of 
Yale  University  and  received  the  degree  of  Doctor  of  Philosophy 
in  1875.  He  then  settled  in  Auburn,  Me.,  as  a  lawyer,  where  he 
was  especially  esteemed  as  a  counsellor.  He  was  a  member  of 
the  School  Board,  Councilman  for  one  term,  Alderman  for  two 
terms,  and  Mayor  for  three  successive  terms,  City  Solicitor  for 
several  terms  and  at  the  time  of  his  death.  He  was  a  Represen- 
tative in  the  State  Legislature  in  1900  and  1901,  and  State  Sena- 
tor at  his  decease.  He  was  also  Register  of  Probate,  and  a  mem- 
ber of  the  Board  of  Trustees  of  the  Public  Library.  He  was 
parish  clerk  of  the  Universalist  Church,  and  once  or  twice  Presi- 
dent of  the  Universalist  State  Convention. 

Dr.  Harris  died  at  his  home  in  Auburn,  Me.,  of  valvular  disease 
of  the  heart,  on  September  16,  1902,  at  the  age  of  49  years. 

He  married  in  September,  1878,  Manilla  Hubbard,  daughter  of 
David  H.  Smith,  a  farmer  of  New  Hampton,  N.  H.  He  after- 
ward married,  in  1887,  Edith  S.,  daughter  of  Benjamin  Conant, 
a  furniture  dealer,  of  Auburn.  She  survives  him  with  two 
daughters  and  a  son. 


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ACADEMICAL  DEPARTMENT 


(Yale  College) 


Class  Name  and  Age 

1836  Horace  Day,  85 

1836  James  B.  Dunwody,  85 

1839  Henry  L.  Dawes,  86 

1839  James  0.  Putnam,  84 

1840  Charles  R.  IngersoU,  81 
1843  William  A.  Durrie,  80 
1843  Mills  B.  Gelston,  85 

1843  Frederick  Munson,  84 

1844  Thaddeus  Foote,  81 
1844  Alfred  Hasbrouck,  83 
1844  Ira  Lewis,  82 

1844  Charles  H.  Meeker,  78 

1844  James  R.  Mershon,  86 

1844  Arthur  Ward,  78 

1846  John  H.  Glover,  75 

1847  Henry  G.  Jesup,  77 

1848  Samuel  E.  Baldwin,  80 
1848  Henry  Blodget,  77 
1848  Charles  M.  Cullen,  74 

1848  James  C.  Hinsdale,  77 

1849  Edwin  A.  Buck,  78 

1850  Henry  P.  Sanford,  73 

1851  Daniel  H.  Solomon,  75 
1853  WilUam  F.  V.  Bartlett,  71 
1853  J.  Evarts  Greene,  67 
1853  J.  Sumner  Smith,  72 
1856  Hasbrouck  DuBois,  69 
1856  George  C.  Dunham,  70 

1856  Wager  Swayne,  68 

1857  Benjamin  F.  Barge,  70 

1857  Nathan  D.  Wells,  71 

1858  J.  Willard  Gibbs,  64 
1858  Elawson  C.  More,  64 
1858  Walter  S.  Pitkin,  65 

1860  William  L.  Bradley,  65 

1861  William  H.  Fuller,  66 

1862  Frederic  A.  Ward,  62 

1863  Henry  B.  Waterman,  60 


Place  and 
New  Haven,  Conn. 
Walterboro,  S.  C. 
Pittsfield,  Mass. 
Buffalo,  N.  Y. 
New  Haven,  Conn. 
East  Orange,  N.  J. 
Ann  Arbor,  Mich. 
Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 
Grand  Rapids,  Mich. 
Poughkeepsie,  N.  Y. 
Goderich,  Ont.,  Canada 
Rahway,  N.  J. 
Newton,  la. 
Newark,  N.  J. 
New  York  City 
Hanover,  N.  H. 
Depere,  Wise. 
Bridgeport,  Conn. 
Georgetown,  Del. 
Meriden,  Conn. 
Fall  River,  Mass. 
Cleveland,  O. 
Owensboro,  Ky. 
Lexington,  Ky. 
Plainfield,  N.  J. 
New  Haven,  Conn. 
New  York  City 
Middletown,  Conn. 
New  York  City 
Bad-Nauheim,  Germany 
Haverhill,  Mass. 
New  Haven,  Conn. 
Peoria,  111. 
Washington,  D.  C. 
New  Haven,  Conn. 
New  York  City 
Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 
Oak  Park,  111. 


Time  of  Death 

July  22,  '02 

June  26,  '02 

Feb.  5,  '03 

April  24,  '03 

Jan.  25,  '03 

April  8,  '03 

Feb.  28,  '03 

Oct.  16,  '02 

Feb.  3,  '03 

May  9,  '03 

Jan.  13,  '03 

Oct.  2,  '02 

July  19,  '01 

July  6,  '02 

Aug.  4,  '02 

June  15,  '03 

Dec.  29,  '02 

May  24,  '03 

Feb.  1,  '03 

Jan.  21,  '03 

March  9,  '03 

May  28,  '03 

July  7,  '02 

April  15,  '03 

Nov.  8,  '02 

Feb.  13,  '03 

Aug.  5,  '02 

April  1,  '03 

Dec.  18,  '02 

Oct.  30,  '02 

Oct.  30,  '02 

April  28,  '03 

July  24,  '02 

April  18,  '03 

June  12,  '03 

Nov.  26,  '02 

April  29,  '03 

Jan.  14,  '03 


288 


Class  Name  and  Age 

1863  Joel  T.  Wildman,  61 

1865  Charles  E.  Lockwood,  59 

1866  S.  Hartwell  Chapman,  57 

1867  WUliam  H.  Ingham,  58 

1869  William  L.  McLane,  56 

1870  Edward  P.  Clark,  55 
1870  Henry  L.  Hutchins,  58 

1870  Perry  Trumbull,  51 

1871  Francis  Johnson,  55 

1872  Francis  U.  Downing,  51 

1873  Samuel  W.  Grierson,  52 
1873  Edward  R.  Johnes,  50 
1873  Charles  A.  Russell,  50 

1873  Gustavus  H.  Wald,  49 

1874  Valentine  Marsh,  50 
1874  Ellis  Mendell,  52 
1876  John  deW.  Allen,  49 
1876  John  F.  Gaylord,  50 
1878  Henry  A.  Barling,  46 
1878  William  P.  Belden,  47 
1878  Frederick  B.  Dubach,  45 

1881  John  M.  Drysdale,  43 

1882  .  David  A.  Chenault,  44 

1883  Francis  G.  Beach,  41 
1886  Henry  T,  Nason,  37 

1886  Sheffield  Phelps,  38 

1887  Arthur  R.  Pennell,  38 
1891  Samuel  Colgate,  33 
1893  Harry  L.  Bixby,  31 

1893  Frank  H.  Button,  33 

1894  Guy  B.  Miller,  31 

1895  Clifford  S.  Cook,  29 

1896  William  H.  Brokaw,  28 

1898  George  M.  Ripley,  27 

1899  Sullivan  D.  Ames,  25 
1899  Charles  F.  Doyle,  24 

1899  Charles  P.  Leonard,  27 

1900  James  W.  Pay  ton,  25 


Place  and 
Guilford,  Conn. 
White  Plains,  N.  Y. 
New  Haven,  Conn. 
Philadelphia,  Pa. 
New  York  City 
Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 
New  Haven,  Conn. 
Chicago,  111. 
Little  Rock,  Ark. 
Columbus,  Ga. 
Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 
New  York  City 
Killingly,  Conn. 
Cincinnati,  O. 
Yonkers,  N.  Y. 
Boston,  Mass. 
Riverdale,  N.  Y. 
Plymouth,  Mass. 
Cienfuegos,  Cuba 
Albany,  N.  Y. 
St.  Louis,  Mo. 
Peace  Dale,  R.  I. 
Pine  Grove,  Ky. 
New  Haven,  Conn. 
Kenwood,  N.  Y. 
Aiken,  S.  C. 
Buffalo,  N.  Y. 
Sea  Gate,  N.  Y. 
Phoenix,  Ariz. 
Peekskill,  N.  Y. 
Paris,  France 
Sharon,  Pa. 
New  York  City 
St.  Louis,  Mo. 
Cromwell,  Conn. 
Cohoes,  N.  Y. 
Philadelphia,  Pa. 
Westfield,  Mass. 


Time  of  Death 

March  11,  '03 

July  28,  '02 

April  15,  '03 

Jan.  16,  '03 

May  15,  '03 

Feb.  16,  '03 

Feb.  26,  '03 

Dec.  10,  '02 

Sept.  23,  '02 

Jan.  29,  '02 

Sept.  27,  '02 

March  28,  '03 

Oct.  23,  '02 

June  28,  '02 

Oct.  1,  '02 

May  20,  '03 

Nov.  8,  '02 

April  14,  '03 

July  28,  '02 

April  6,  '03 

Jan.  11,  '03 

Feb.  11,  '03 

Jan.  21,  '03 

Dec.  30,  '02 

March  30,  '03 

Dec.  9,  '02 

March  10,  '03 

July  26,  '02 

Oct.  20,  '02 

Nov.  1,  '02 

April  7,  '03 

Jan.  4,  '03 

July  13,  '02 

May  16,  '03 

Feb.  22,  '03 

Dec.  16,  '02 

Nov.  21,  '02 

Oct.  15.  '03 


YALE  MEDICAL  SCHOOL 


1831  Chauncey  Ayres,  94 
1850  Henry  C.  Bunce,  78 
1898    Julius  S.  Loomis,  27 


Stamford,  Conn. 
Glastonbury,  Conn. 
Springfield,  Mass. 


April  14,  '03 

April  15,  '03 

June  6,  '03 


4 


289 


YALE  LAW  SCHOOL 


Class  Name  and  Age 

1847  Samuel  J.  Clarke,  77 

1850  Eichard  W.  H.  Jarvis,  73 

1855  Ralph  P.  E.  Thaclier,  75 

1866  William  E.  Simonds,  61 

1869  Timothy  J.  Fox,  55 

1873  Julius  C.  Cable,  53 

1873  Rufus  S.  Pickett,  74 

1893  Brent  K.  Yates,  31 

1895  Frederick  Chuim,  37 


Place  and 
Geneva,  N.  Y. 
Hartford,  Conn. 
Reading,  Mass, 
Hartford,  Conn. 
New  Haven,  Conn. 
New  York  City 
New  Haven,  Conn. 
Hiawatha,  Kans. 
Cavite,  P.  I. 


Time  of  Death 

Dec.  26,  '02 

Jan.  21,  '03 

June  29,  '02 

March  14,  '03 

March  29,  '03 

June  9,  '03 

June  9,  '03 

July  12,  '02 

April  1,  '02 


YALE  DIVINITY  SCHOOL 


1872  Austin  H.  Norris,  57 

1877  John  N.  Lowell,  56 

1878  Charles  F.  Graves,  57 
1898  Walter  B.  Street,  32 


Torringford,  Conn. 
Haverhill,  Mass. 
Shelton,  Nebr. 
Ann  Arbor,  Mich. 


Jan.  4,  '03 
May  30,  '03 
Nov.  20,  '02 

July  2,  '02 


SHEFFIELD  SCIENTIFIC  SCHOOL 


1867  Joseph  T.  Whittelsey,  59 

1874  Allen  B.  Howe,  47 

1885  Daniel  D.  Mangam,  Jr.,  39 

1892  George  F.  Campbell,  32 

1892  Fred  Mold,  33 

1897  Jacob  A.  Koenig,  25 

1899  Francis  S.  Hunn,  25 

1900  Frederic  J.  Carnell,  21 

1901  Herbert  Lucker,  22 


Old  Point  Comfort,  Va. 
Brewster,  Mass. 
Clifton  Springs,  N.  Y. 
Peoria,  Ariz. 
Welch,  W.  Va. 
Zamboanga,  P.  I. 
New  Orleans,  La. 
New  Haven,  Conn. 
San  Miguel,  P.  I. 


June  16,  '03 

Oct.  10,  '02 
Aug.  15,  '02 

Nov.  7,  '02 
Nov.  11,  '02 
Sept.  29,  '02 

Oct.  16,  '02 
Nov.  15,  '02 

Aug.  6,  '02 


GRADUATE  SCHOOL 
1875    Nathan  W.  Harris,  49  Auburn,  Me. 


Sept.  16,  '02 


The  number  of  deaths  recorded  this  year  is  102,  and  the  average  age  of 
the  graduates  of  the  Academical  Department  is  about  593^  years. 
The  oldest  living  graduate  of  the  Academical  Department  is  : 
Class  of  1831,  Rev.  Joseph  S.  Lord,  of  Laingsburg,  Mitfh.,  born  April  26, 
1808. 
The  oldest  living  graduate  of  the  Medical  Department  is  : 
Class  of  1837,  Gurdon  W.  Russell,  bom  April  10,  1815. 


I  ISr  ID  E  x 


Members  of  the  Divinity,  Law,  Medical,  Scientific  and  Graduate  Schools  are  indicated 

by  the  letters  d 

,  ?,m, 

s,  and  dp,  respectively. 

Class 

Page 

Class 

Page 

1876 

Allen,  John  deW. 

357 

1840 

Ingersoll,  Charles  R. 

316 

1899 

Ames,  Sullivan  D. 

267 

1867 

Ingham,  William  H. 

347 

1831m 

Ayres,  Chauncey 

269 

1850  i 

Jarvis,  Richard  W.  H. 

371 

1848 

Baldwin,  Samuel  E. 

224 

1847 

Jesup,  Henry  G. 

334 

1857 

Barge,  Benjamin  F. 

236 

1873 

Johnes,  Edward  R. 

353 

1878 

Barling,  Henry  A. 

258 

1871 

Johnson,  Francis 

251 

1853 

Bartlett,  William  F.  V. 

229 

1883 

Beach,  Francis  G. 

260 

1897  s 

Koenig,  Jacob  A. 

283 

1878 

Belden,  William  P. 

258 

1899 

Leonard,  Charles  P. 

367 

1893 

Bixby,  Harry  L. 

264 

1844 

Lewis,  Ira 

331 

1848 

Blodget,  Henry 

225 

1865 

Lockwood,  Charles  E. 

346 

1860 

Bradley,  William  L. 

241 

1898  m 

Loomis,  Julius  S. 

370 

1896 

Brokaw,  William  H. 

265 

1877  d 

Lowell,  John  N. 

378 

1849 

Buck,  Edwin  A. 

227 

1901s 

Lucker,  Herbert 

384 

1850  m 

Bunce,  Henry  C. 

269 

1893 

Button,  Frank  H.' 

264 

1869 

McLane,  William  L. 

348 

1873  « 
1892  s 
1900  s 
1866 
1883 
1895  Z 
1870  . 
1847  « 
1891 

Cable,  Julius  C. 
Campbell,  George  F. 
Carnell,  Frederic  J. 
Chapman,  S.  Hartwell 
Chenault,  David  A. 
Chunn,  Frederick 
Clark,  Edward  P. 
Clarke,  Samuel  J. 
Colgate,  Samuel 

275 

282 
284 
246 
260 
277 
248 
271 
263 

1885  s 

1874 

1844 

1874 

1844 

1894 

1893  s 

1858 

1843 

Mangam,  Daniel  D. 
Marsh,  Valentine 
Meeker,  Charles  H. 
Mendell,  Ellis 
Mershon,  James  R. 
Miller,  Guy  B. 
Mold,  Fred 
More,  Elawson  C. 
Munson,  Frederick 

383 
356 
331 
356 
333 
365 
383 
340 
319 

1895 

Cook,  Clifford  S. 

265 

1886 

Nason,  Henry  T. 

361 

1848 

CuUen,  Charles  M. 

226 

1873  ci 

Norris,  Austin  H. 

378 

1839 

Dawes,  Henry  L. 

213 

1900 

Payton,  James  W. 

368 

1836 

Day,  Horace 

211 

1887 

Pennell,  Arthur  R. 

363 

1873 

Downing,  Francis  U. 

251 

1886 

Phelps,  Sheffield 

363 

1899 

Doyle,  Charles  F. 

267 

1873  ? 

Pickett,  Rufus  S. 

276 

1881 

Drysdale,  John  M. 

259 

1858 

Pitkin,  Walter  S. 

240 

1878 

Dubach,  Frederick  B. 

259 

1839 

Putnam,  James  0. 

215 

1856 

DuBois,  Hasbrouck 

233 

1856 

Dunham,  George  C. 

233 

1898 

Ripley,  George  M. 

266 

1836 

Dunwody,  James  B. 

212 

1873 

Russell,  Charles  A. 

254 

1843 

Durrie,  William  A. 

218 

1850 

Sanford,  Henry  P. 

228 

1844 

Foote,  Thaddeus 

219 

1866  i 

Simonds,  William  E. 

273 

1869  Z 

Fox,  Timothy  J. 

274 

1853 

Smith,  J.  Sumner 

232 

1861 

Fuller,  William  H. 

242 

1851 

Solomon,  Daniel  H. 

228 

1876 

Gaylord,  John  F. 

257 

1898  d 

Street,  Walter  B. 

279 

1843 

Gelston,  Mills  B. 

218 

1856 

Swayne,  Wager 

234 

1858 

Gibbs,  J.  Willard 

237 

1855  I 

Thacher,  Ralph  P.  E. 
Trumbull,  Perry 

274 

1846 

1878  d 

Glover,  John  H. 
Graves,  Charles  F. 

333 
379 

1870 

250 

1853 

Greene,  J.  Evarts 

230 

1873 

Wald,  Gustavus  H. 

355 

1872 

Grierson,  Samuel  W. 

252 

1844 

Ward,  Arthur  R. 

333 

1875  dp 
1844 
1848 
1874  s 
1899  s 

Harris,  Nathan  W. 
Hasbrouck,  Alfred 
Hinsdale,  James  C. 
Howe,  Allen  B. 
Hunn,  Francis  S. 

286 
320 
226 

381 
383 

1863 
1863 
1857 
1867  s 
1863 

Ward,  Frederic  A. 
Waterman,  Henry  B. 
Wells,  Nathan  D. 
Whittelsey,  Joseph  T. 
Wildman,  Joel  T. 

343 
344 
337 

381 
345 

1870 

Hutchlns,  Henry  L. 

349 

1893  « 

Yates,  Brent  K. 

376 

DEC  31. 1931^ 


OBITUARY  RECORD 

OF 

GRADUATES  OF  YALE  DNIVERSITY 

Deceased  during  the  Academical  Year  endingf  in 
JUNE,  1904, 


INCLUDING    THE    RECORD    OF    A    FEW    WHO    DIED    PREVIOUSLY, 
HITHERTO    UNREPORTED 


[Presented  at  the  meeting  of  the  Alumni,  June  28th,  1904] 


[No.  4  of  the  Fifth  Printed  Series,  and  No.  63  of  the  whole  Record] 


OBITUARY   RECORD 

OF 

GEADUATES   OF  TALE   UNIYEESITY 

Deceased  during  the  Academical  year  ending  in  . 
June,  1904 

Including  the  Record  of  a  few  who  died  previously,  hitherto  unreported 

[Presented  at  the  Meeting  of  the  Alumni,  June  28th,  1904] 

[No.  4  of  the  Fifth  Printed  Series,  and  No.  63  of  the  whole  Eecord] 


YALE    COLLEGE 

(academical  department) 

1831 

Thomas  March  Clark,  the  last  survivor  but  one  of  his  class, 
son  of  Thomas  March  and  Rebecca  (Wheelwright)  Clark,  was 
born  in  Newbury  port,  Mass.,  on  July  4,  1812,  and  entered  Yale 
from  Amherst  College  during  Sophomore  year. 

After  graduation  he  taught  two  years  in  the  Lowell  (Mass.) 
High  School,  and  then  studied  two  years  in  Princeton  Theologi- 
cal Seminary.  He  was  licensed  to  preach  by  the  Presbytery  of 
Newbury  port  in  1835,  and  for  a  few  months  was  in  charge  of  the 
Old  South  Church,  Boston,  but  at  the  close  of  the  year  he  changed 
his  connection  to  the  Protestant  Episcopal  Church,  in  which  he 
was  ordained  Deacon  by  Bishop  Griswold  on  February  3,  1836, 
and  Priest  on  November  6  of  the  same  year.  He  was  for  seven 
years  Rector  of  Grace  Church,  Boston,  which  had  then  just  been 
consecrated,  and  from  1843  to  1847  Rector  of  St.  Andrew's 
Church,  Philadelphia,  Pa.  He  was  then  Assistant  at  Trinity 
Church,  Boston,  until  1850,  and  Rector  of  Christ  Church,  Hart- 
ford, Conn.,  until  1854,  when  he  was  chosen  Bishop  of  Rhode 
Island.  He  was  consecrated  on  December  6,  1854,  in  Grace 
Church,  Providence,  and  held  the  office  of  Bishop  for  nearly  fifty 
years,  during  the  first   twelve   of  which  he    was  also  Rector  of 


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Grace  Church.  In  1897  his  official  duties  was  lightened  by  the 
appointment  of  Rev.  William  N.  McYickar,  D.D.  (Columbia 
1865),  as  Bishop  Coadjutor. 

During  the  Civil  War  he  was  an  active  member  of  the  Sani- 
tary Commission.  He  was  also  Chaplain  of  the  First  Light 
Infantry  Regiment  of  Providence,  which  gave  the  first  contri- 
bution toward  the  chime  of  bells  in  Grace  Church  tower. 

Upon  the  death  of  Bishop  Williams,  in  February,  1899,  he 
became  by  official  seniority  Presiding  Bishop  of  the  House  of 
Bishops,  and  by  adoption  of  the  new  constitution  in  1901  Pre- 
siding Bishop  of  the  Church. 

He  was  an  earnest  and  eloquent  preacher,  an  able  and  tactful 
administrator,  and  was  greatly  beloved  as  a  pastor.  He  was 
much  sought  after  as  an  orator  on  important  occasions,  and  in 
the  early  years  of  his  bishopric,  when  the  diocese  was  small,  he 
delivered  a  great  number  of  lectures  on  a  wide  range  of  subjects 
in  all  parts  of  the  country.  His  lecture  on  "  The  Living  Machine  " 
was  given  three  hundred  and  fifty  times. 

Bishop  Clark  was  a  student  and  writer  through  life,  and  his 
published  works  include  the  following  :  "  Lectures  to  Young  Men 
on.  the  Formation  of  Character,"  1852 ;  "The  Efficient  Sunday 
School  Teacher,"  1869;  "Primary  Truths  of  Religion,"  1869; 
"Readings  and  Prayers  for  Aid  in  Private  Devotion,"  1888  ; 
"Reminiscences,"  1895  ;  and  many  Charges,  Addresses  and  Occa- 
sional Sermons.  Among  the  last  was  a  Memorial  Sermon  on  his 
friend,  Phillips  Brooks,  and  a  Commemorative  Sermon  at  the 
Semi-Centennial  of  the  Consecration  of  Christ  Church  in  Hart- 
ford. 

From  1874  to  1884  he  was  a  weekly  contributor  to  the  New 
York  Ledger^  and  from  the  proceeds  of  these  articles  he  built  "  Bon 
Ledge,"  his  country  home  at  Middletown,  on  the  shore  of  Nar- 
ragansett  Bay.  He  had  a  fine  sense  of  humor,  and  is  reputed  to 
have  been  the  author  of  the  humorous  tale,  "John  Whopper, 
the  Newsboy." 

He  received  the  honorary  degree  of  Master  of  Arts  from 
Trinity  College  in  1851,  of  Doctor  of  Divinity  from  Union  Col- 
lege in  1851  and  Brown  University  in  1860,  and  of  Doctor  of 
Laws  from  Cambridge  University,  England,  in  1868. 

Bishop  Clark  died  suddenly  of  heart  disease  at  his  summer 
home  in  Middletown,  R.  I.,  on  September  7,  1903,  at  the  age  of 
91  years. 


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He  married,  on  October  3,  1838,  Caroline,  daughter  of  Benja- 
min Howard,  Senior  Warden  of  Grace  Church  in  Boston.  Mrs. 
Clark  died  in  1884,  and  their  eldest  child  in  1851,  at  the  age  of 
eleven  years,  but  two  sons,  graduates  of  Brown  University  with 
the  degree  of  Bachelor  of  Philosophy  in  ]865  and  1876,  respec- 
tively, and  a  daughter,  survive  him.  Two  brothers  graduated 
'from  Yale  College  in  1838  and  1843,  respectively. 

1832 

Cassius  Marcellus  Clay,  sixth  of  the  seven  children  of 
General  Green  Clay,  commander  of  the  Kentucky  militia  in  the 
Revolutionary  War  and  delegate  to  the  Virginia  Convention 
which  ratified  the  Constitution  of  the  United  States,  was  born  on 
October  19,  1810,  in  the  family  home  on  the  ancestral  estate  near 
Richmond,  Madison  County,  Kentucky.  His  mother  was  Sally 
(Lewis)  Clay.  His  early  education  was  obtained  under  private 
tutors,  and  in  Centre  College,  the  Jesuit  College  of  St.  Joseph 
and  Transylvania  University,  Kentucky.  From  the  last  he  came 
to  Yale,  and  joined  the  class  in  Junior  year.  When  he  came  from 
the  south  he  hated  slavery,  but  regarded  it  as  other  evils  of 
humanity,  "  as  the  fixed  law  of  Nature  or  of  God,"  but  after 
hearing  William  Lloyd  Garrison  speak  in  one  of  the  New  Haven 
churches,  and  the  subsequent  debate,  he  resolved,  when  able,  to 
fight  slavery  with  all  his  power.  During  his  Senior  year  he  was 
chosen  b}^  the  students  to  deliver  an  oration  on  the  centennial 
anniversary  of  the  birthday  of  Washington. 

After  graduation,  in  order  to  prepare  himself  for  political  life, 
he  studied  law  in  the  Transylvania  Law  School,  but  did  not  prac- 
tice. As  soon  as  he  was  eligible,  in  1835,  he  was  elected  to  the 
Kentucky  House  of  Representatives  from  Madison  County,  also 
in  1837,  and  advocated  free  schools,  internal  improvements,  and 
a  better,  jury  system.  Removing  to  the  city  of  Lexington,  he  was 
elected  to  the  Legislature  from  Fayette  County  in  1840.  The 
same  year  he  was  a  delegate  to  the  National  Whig  Convention  at 
Harrisburg,  Pa.,  which  nominated  Harrison  and  Tyler  for  Presi- 
dent and  Vice-President.  In  1841,  owing  to  his  anti-slavery 
views,  he  was  not  reelected  to  the  Legislature.  In  1844  he  made 
an  extensive  tour  in  the  Northern  States,  advocating  Henry  Clay 
for  the  Presidency,  and  the  latter's  defeat  increased  his  opposi- 
tion to  slavery.  The  following  year  he  started  in  Lexington  The 
True   American^  a   paper   favoring   gradual   emancipation.     So 


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violent  were  the  threats  against  him  that  he  fortified  the  office,  but 
during  his  ilhiess  the  press  was  seized  and  sent  out  of  the  State 
to  Cincinnati.  There  he  continued  to  print  the  paper  every  week, 
and  distributed  it  throughout  Kentucky.  For  this  seizure  he 
afterward  recovered  damages  from  the  State. 

In  June,  1846,  he  volunteered  for  service  in  the  Mexican  War, 
and  was  chosen  Captain  of  General  Harrison's  "  Old  Infantry," 
then  mounted.  He  was  captured  on  a  scouting  expedition  and  was 
carried  to  Toluca,  but  was  exchanged  after  the  taking  of  the  City 
of  Mexico.  At  the  close  of  the  war,  in  December,  1847,  he 
returned  to  Lexington,  where  he  was  received  with  high  honor, 
and  presented  with  a  sword  by  his  fellow  citizens. 

In  1851  he  became  a  candidate  for  Governor  of  Kentucky,  and 
received  about  five  thousand  votes.  In  1853  he  bought  a  large 
tract  of  land  in  the  Kentucky  mountains  with  the  intention  of 
keeping  it  forever  free  from  slavery,  and  on  this  land  was  after- 
ward established  Berea  College. 

After  the  election  of  Lincoln  he  expected  to  be  made  Secretary 
of  War,  but  in  March,  1861,  was  appointed  Minister  to  Russia. 
Meanwhile  the  Civil  War  had  begun,  and  before  departing  he 
raised  a  volunteer  force  for  the  defence  of  the  city  of  Washing- 
ton till  the  troops  from  New  York  and  Massachusetts  arrived. 
He  was  recalled  from  St.  Petersburg  in  1862,  and  received  the 
appointment  of  Major-General  of  Volunteers  in  the  Federal 
Army.  In  the  autumn  of  that  year  he  was  sent  by  President 
Lincoln  on  a  private  mission  to  learn  the  sentiments  of  Kentucky 
regarding  the  emancipation  x)i  the  slaves  by  the  General  Govern- 
ment. In  March,  1863,  he  returned  to  Russia  as  Minister  Pleni- 
potentiary, and  continued  in  that  capacity  until  September,  1869. 

After  that  time  he  held  no  prominent  political  office  although 
still  active  in  politics,  but  lived  quietly  at  his  mansion  at  White 
Hall,  where  he  continued  his  interest  in  various  branches  of  farm- 
ing. The  year  of  his  return  to  the  United  States  he  was  made 
President  of  the  Cuban  Aid  Society. 

At  the  first  annual  meeting  of  the  Kentucky  Historical  Society 
in  18*79,  he  was  chosen  Vice-President,  and  he  was  a  member  of 
many  literary  and  scientific  societies  in  America,  France,  and 
Russia.  He  received  the  degree  of  Doctor  of  Laws  from  Tran- 
sylvania University. 

In  1886  he  published  the  first  volume  of  his  "Life,  Memoirs, 
Writings  and  Speeches,"  which  he  designed  to  complete  in  two 
volumes. 


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He  married,  on  February  18,  1833,  Mary  Jane,  daughter  of  Dr. 
Elisha  and  Maria  (Barr)  Warfield,  and  had  ten  children,  of  whom 
two  sons  and  a  daughter  died  in  childhood.  He  was  divorced 
from  her  in  1870.  In  November,  1894,  he  married  a  "peasant 
wife,"  Dora  Richardson,  seventy  years  his  junior,  but  in  1898  he 
,was  granted  a  judicial  separation  from  her. 

From  early  life  he  was  frequently  involved  in  duels,  several  of 
them  political  feuds,  in  more  than  one  of  which  he  was  severely 
wounded  while  his  antagonist  was  killed.  During  the  last  years 
of  his  life  his  faculties  failed,  and  his  mind  was  under  a  cloud. 
He  died  at  his  home  on  July  22,  1903,  in  the  93d  year  of  his  age. 

1836 

Frederick  Lewis  Durand,  son  of  Samuel  and  Eloise  (Lewis) 
Durand,  was  born  on  September  25,  1816,  in  Cheshire,  Conn., 
but  during  his  boyhood  removed  with  his  parents  to  Berlin, 
Conn. 

After  graduation  he  was  a  teacher  in  the  South  for  six  years, 
the  first  three  years  teaching  the  classics  in  Brownwood  Institute, 
near  La  Grange,  in  western  Georgia,  and  during  the  later  years 
being  Principal  of  an  academy  for  young  men  in  eastern  Ala- 
bama. He  occupied  his  spare  time  in  historical  studies,  and  then 
in  the  study  of  law.  To  the  latter  he  devoted  his  time  entirely 
from  1842,  and  early  in  1843  was  admitted  to  practice  in  the 
courts  of  Alabama.  In  order  to  gain  a  more  thorough  prepara- 
tion for  his  profession  and  a  knowledge  of  New  York  practice, 
he  studied  a  year  and  a  half  in  Troy,  was  admitted  to  the  bar  of 
New  York  in  1845,  and  settled  in  practice  in  Rochester,  N.  Y., 
where  he  resided  to  the  close  of  his  life.  In  1850  he  was  Com- 
missioner of  Schools,  and  during  1854  City  Attorney. 

Mr.  Durand  died  at  his  home  in  Rochester,  on  August  9,  1903, 
in  the  87th  year  of  his  age. 

He  married,  on  August  24,  1852,  Lydia  W.,  daughter  of 
Charles  and  Clarissa  (Ewing)  Powers,  and  had  three  sons  and 
a  daughter.  The  second  son  graduated  from  Yale  College  in 
1876,  and  was  for  twenty-five  years  his  father's  law  partner. 
Mrs.  Durand  died  in  1860. 

1837 

Elisha  Woodbridge  Cook,  son  of  Rev.  Elisha  Baldwin  Cook 
(Williams  Coll.  1811)  and  Esther  Hills  (Woodbridge)  Cook,  was 
born   on  July  28,  1816,  in   Manchester,  Conn.,  where  his  father 


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was  the  zealous  and  most  successful  pastor  of  the  Congregational 
church. 

After  graduation  he  taught  successively  in  Newtown,  on  Long 
Island,  N.  Y.,  and  in  South  Glastonbury  and  Brooklyn,  Conn., 
and  in  1840  entered  Andover  Theological  Seminary.  The  next 
year  he  taught  at  Dudley,  Mass.,  after  which  he  resumed  his 
theological  studies  at  New  Haven,  and  completed  the  course  in 
1845.  He  was  ordained  pastor  of  the  Congregational  church  at 
Haddam,  Conn.,  on  November  18,  1846,  and  dismissed  in  April, 
1852,  after  which  he  spent  two  years  in  missionary  work  in  New 
York  City.  He  was  then  pastor  at  Haydenville,  Mass.,  four 
years,  at  Townsend,  Mass.,  a  year  and  a  half,  and  at  Hopkinton, 
N.  H.,  nearly  four  years.  In  the  fall  of  1864  he  removed  to 
Ripon,  Wise,  where  he  was  pastor  until  March,  1868,  and  where 
he  continued  to  reside  until  1886.  For  a  time  he  was  in  the 
employ  of  the  American  (now  Congregational)  Home  Missionary 
Society,  being  stationed  at  Yankton,  So.  Dak.,  Stockbridge,  New 
Lisbon  and  Hudson,  Wise,  and  elsewhere.  Returning  East  he 
preached  at  Mansfield,  Conn.,  and  Toms  River,  N.  J.,  until  1893, 
when  he  retired  from  the  ministry,  and  resided  in  Brooklyn, 
N.  Y.,  until  his  death,  on  January  4,  1904,  after  an  illness  of 
nearly  two  years  from  paralysis.  He  was  in  the  88th  year  of  his 
age. 

He  married,  on  June  2,  1847,  Martha  M.,  daughter  of  Rev. 
Noah  Smith  (Dartmouth  1818),  previously  the  Congregational 
minister  in  South  Britain,  Conn.,  and  Loura  (Parmelee)  Smith,  of 
South  Britain,  Conn.  She  died  in  1886.  Five  of  their  six  daugh- 
ters and  one  of  the  three  sons  are  living.  A  daughter  graduated 
from  Ripon  College  in  1868,  and  a  son  in  1879.  In  1888  Mr. 
Cook  married  Miss  Clarissa  A.  Welch,  of  Hartford,  Conn.,  who 
survives  him. 

He  was  the  author  of  "A  Theory  of  the  Moral  System,"  1855, 
"  Law  and  Penalty  Endless  in  an  Endless  Universe  "  (published 
anonymously),  with  an  Introduction  by  Rev.  John  P.  Gulliver, 
D.D.  (Yale  1840),  "  The  Endless  Future,"  1890,  and  "The 
Origin  of  Sin,"  1899,  besides  contributing  discussions  of  theolog- 
ical and  other  topics  to  periodicals. 

1839 

Hamilton  Lanphere  Smith,  son  of  Anson  and  Amy  C.  (Beck- 
with)  Smith,  was  born  in  New  London,  Conn.,  on  November  5, 
1818.     During  the  latter  part  of  his  college  course  his  home  was 


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in  Ohio  City,  then  a  suburb  of  Cleveland,  Ohio,  but  afterward 
included  in  that  city. 

For  a  number  of  years  after  graduation  he  was  a  flour  mer- 
chant in  Cleveland,  but  devoted  much  time  to  scientific  studies, 
and  at  length  withdrew  entirely  from  business.  From  1854  to 
1868  he  was  Professor  of  Astronomy,  Natural  Philosophy  and 
Chemistry  in  Kenyon  College,  and  then  for  thirty-two  years 
Professor  of  Astronomy  and  Natural  Philosophy  in  Hobart  Col- 
lege. In  the  year  1900  he  retired  from  active  service  and  was 
appointed  Professor  Emeritus.  During  thej^ear  1883-84,  preced- 
ing the  induction  of  Rev.  Eliphalet  Nott  Potter,  he  was  also 
Acting  President  of  Hobart  College. 

In  1842  he  published  a  "Natural  Philosophy  for  Schools,"  and 
in  1845  "The  World  ;  First  Lessons, in  Science  and  Astronomy," 
and  from  1842  to  1844  was  editor  of  the  Annals  of  Science,  a 
semi-monthly  periodical.  He  also  contributed  many  papers  to 
the  American  Journal  of  Science  and  other  scientific  journals, 
chiefly  on  diatomaceoe  and  marine  algae,  which  won  him  distinc- 
tion at  home  and  abroad.  While  still  a  college  student,  he  made 
observations  of  nebulae  with  a  telescope  constructed  by  himself. 
He  was  among  the  first  in  this  country  to  produce  daguerreo- 
types, and  is  said  to  have  invented  the  tintype. 

He  was  President  of  the  American  Microscopical  Society,  Fel- 
low of  the  Royal  Microscopical  Society  of  London,  and  honorary 
member  of  the  Belgian  and  Edinburgh  Microscopical  Societies, 
also  honorary  member  of  other  scientific  societies.  He  received 
the  degree  of  Doctor  of  Laws  from  Trinity  College  in  1871,  and 
of  Doctor  of  Science  from  Hobart  College  in  1900. 

Dr.  Smith  died  at  New  London,  Conn.,  where  he  was  accus- 
tomed to  spend  the  summer,  on  August  1,  1903,  from  the  effects 
of  a  fall  received  about  two  weeks  previously.  He  was  in  the 
85th  year  of  his  age. 

He  married,  in  1841,  Susan,  daughter  of  Captain  Benjamin 
Beecher  and  Welthia  (Parmale)  Beecher,  of  New  Haven.  She 
lived  but  a  year  after  marriage,  but  left  a  daughter,  now  deceased. 
On  October  6,  1847,  he  married  Julia,  daughter  of  Judge  Arora 
Buttles,  of  Columbus,  O.,  by  whom  he  had  two  sons,  one  an  elec- 
trician and  one  a  physician,  and  both  deceased.  Mrs.  Smith  died 
in  Geneva,  N.  Y.,  on  October  28,  1891. 


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1840 


John  Clark  Hollister,  son  of  Marinas  Willett  and  Hannah 
(Burton)  Hollister,  was  born  in  Manchester,  Vt.,  on  June  2,  1818. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  with  Bates  &  Huntington  in 
Northampton,  Mass.,  and  in  the  Yale  Law  School,  and  was  ad- 
mitted to  the  bar  at  New  Haven  in  September,  1842.  In  1844 
and  1846  he  was  Grand  Juror  for  New  Haven,  in  1848  Clerk  of 
the  Connecticut  Senate,  and  in  1854-55  Adjutant  General  of  the 
State.  From  about  1850  to  1865  he  was  Justice  of  the  Peace* 
and  as  such  Acting  ,  Judge  of  the  City  Court  of  New  Haven. 
During  this  time  most  of  the  civil  cases  were  brought  before  him, 
the  court  then  not  having  criminal  jurisdiction. 

Judge  Hollister  was  one  of  the  founders  of  Saint  Paul's  parish 
in  1845,  from  that  date  until  1852  was  Vestryman  and  Clerk,  in 
1853-54  Junior  Warden,  and  from  1855  to  the  close  of  his  life  —  a 
period  of  fortj^-eight  years  —  Senior  Warden.  From  1864  to  1875 
he  was  also  Treasurer  of  the  parish,  and  from  1852  for  fifty-one 
years  Superintendent  of  the  Sunday-school.  He  was  the  main  sup- 
port of  successive  rectors  in  the  upbuilding  of  Saint  Paul's  Church 
and.  their  aid  in  bearing  its  burdens,  and  his  service  was  tireless 
and  always  unselfish.  He  long  represented  the  parish  as  a  mem- 
ber of  the  Committee  on  Canons  and  as  Treasurer  of  the  Aged 
and  Infirm  Clergy  Fund  in  the  Diocesan  Convention,  and  was  a 
delegate  in  1871  to  the  General  Convention. 

He  died  of  paralysis  at  his  home  in  New  Haven,  on  August  29, 
1903.  He  was  85  years  of  age,  and  the  oldest  member  of  the 
New  Haven  County  Bar. 

He   married,  on  February  17,  1841,  Martha  L.,   daughter  of 

Jared  and  Grace  Bradley,  of  New  Haven,  and  had  two  sons  (one 

of  whom  died  in  infancy),  and  a  daughter.     After  her  death  he 

married  in  1850,  Sarah  S.,  daughter  of  Charles  K.  and  Mary  A. 

Shipman,  of  New  Haven,  who  died  on  December  3,  1898.     Of 

the  three  children  by  this  marriage,  the  two  sons  died  in  early 

life,  but  a  daughter  survives,  also  a  son  and  daughter  by  the  first 

marriage. 

1841 

iJosEPH  FoLGER  Barnard,  sixth  of  the  ten  children  of  Fred- 
eric Barnard,  Captain  of  a  Nantucket  (Mass.)  whaling  vessel,  was 
born  in  the  town  of  Poughkeepsie,  Dutchess  Co.,  N.  Y.,  on  Sep- 
tember 18,  1823.  His  mother  was  Margaret  (Allen)  Barnard. 
During  his  early  years  his  father  retired  from  sea  life  and  settled 


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in  Poughkeepsie,  N.  Y.,  where  the  son  attended  the  Dutchess 
County  Academy. 

After  graduation  he  returned  to  Poughkeepsie,  studied  law 
with  Davis  &  Johnson,  and  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  May,  1844. 
He  was  President  of  the  City  Bank  of  Poughkeepsie  for  many 
years  from  its  organization  in  1860,  and  on  January  1,  1864,  be- 
came Justice  of  the  Supreme  Court  of  New  York  for  the  Second 
Judicial  District,  at  first  for  a  term  of  eight  years.  This  office 
had  been  held  previously  by  his  classmates  Dean  and  Birdseye. 
Although  always  a  Democrat  he  was  twice  reelected  Justice  for 
terms  of  fourteen  years  b}^  both  political  parties,  being  held  in 
high  regard  by  all  as  an  able  and  upright  official.  His  decisions 
in  the  Dutchess  County  election  cases  in  1891,  and.  his  injunction 
against  John  T.  McKane  in  Gravesend,  Kings  County,  became 
celebrated.  He  retired  in  December,  1893,  on  account  of  age 
limit,  and  afterward  lived  quietly  at  his  home.  By  various  forms 
of  vigorous  exercise  he  maintained  unusually  good  health.  He 
was  the  owner  of  many  farms  in  his  own  and  other  counties, 
and  these  he  put  into  the  best  of  order,  taking  much  pleasure  in 
their  personal  management  and  in  the  outdoor  life  involved,  and 
from  frequent  walks  he  knew  well  all  the  roads  within  miles  of 
his  home.  Throughout  his  life  he  kept  fresh  his  interest  in  Latin 
and  Greek  classics,  and  was  an  excellent  Shakespearean  scholar. 

Judge  Barnard  died  of  chronic  muscular  rheumatism  at  his 
home  in  Poughkeepsie,  on  January  6,  1904,  in  his  Slst  year. 

He  married,  on  January  7,  1862,  Emily,  daughter  of  Abraham 
Bruyn  Hasbrouck  (Yale  1810),  of  Kingston,  N.  Y.,  Representa- 
tive in  Congress,  and  for  ten  years  President  of  Rutgers  College, 
and  had  a  son  (Yale  1885)  and  a  daughter,  the  wife  of  James 
Lenox  Banks  (Columbia  1882),  who,  with  Mrs.  Barnard,  survive 
him.  Three  of  his  brothers  graduated  from  Yale,  respectively  in 
1837,  1847  and  1848,  and  three  brothers  from  Union  College. 

Luther  Fitch  Beecher,  son  of  David  and  Prudence  Scam- 
mel  (Chadbourne)  Beecher,  was  born  in  Goshen,  Conn.,  on  Feb- 
ruary 25,  1813.  His  father  was  a  half  brother  of  Rev.  Lyman 
Beecher,  D.D.  Before  entering  college  he  was  apprenticed  to  a 
tradesman,  and  before  finishing  his  course  he  was  a  recognized 
preacher. 

In  the  fall  after  graduation,  on  October  28,  1841,  he  was  or- 
dained to  the  Baptist  ministry,  in  Trenton,  N.  J.,  and  during  the 


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next  year  was  pastor  of  the  Baptist  church  in  that  city.  He  then 
accepted  a  call  to  the  first  Baptist  Church  in  Portland,  Me.,  where 
he  remained  seven  years,  after  which  he  was  settled  over  the 
Pearl  Street  Baptist  Church,  in  Albany,  N.  Y.  In  October,  1853, 
he  gave  up  preaching  on  account  of  throat  trouble,  and  for  about 
two  years  was  editor  and  proprietor  of  the  New  York  Recorder, 
residing  during  that  time  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.  In  August,  1855,  he 
went  to  Saratoga  Springs,  N.  Y.,  and  established  the  Temple 
Grove  Institute,  of  which  he  was  Principal  for  thirteen  years. 
During  part  of  this  time  he  was  also  in  charge  of  the  Baptist 
church  in  that  place.  After  selling  the  Institute  property  in 
1868,  his  home  was  in  Boston  or  its  immediate  vicinity.  For  about 
two  years  he  was  pastor  of  the  Bunker  Hill  Baptist  Church,  at 
Charlestown,  Mass.,  but  since  then  preached  only  occasionally. 
He  received  the  degree  of  Doctor  of  Divinity  from  Union  Col- 
lege in  1850,  and  in  1851  delivered  before  the  Theological  Society 
of  that  college  an  address,  "  On  the  Choice  of  a  Profession,"  which 
was  published. 

Dr.  Beecher  died  at  his  home  in  Brookline,  Mass.,  from  the  in- 
firmities of  age,  on  November  5,  1903,  at  the  age  of  90  years. 

He  married,  on  April  16,  1844,  Mary  S.,  daughter  of  Jonathan 
and  Hannah  (Sawyer)  Carleton,  of  Boston,  Mass.,  and  had  a 
daughter  and  two  sons,  of  whom  mie  son  died  in  infancy.  Mrs. 
Beecher's  death  occurred  in  Brookline  on  February  18,  1893. 

JoHN^  Camden  Downer,  son  of  John  and  Mary  (Cheney) 
Downer,  and  grandson  of  Abiel  Cheney  (Yale  1771),  was  born  on 
April  2,  1811,  in  Bozrah,  Conn.,  but  entered  college  from  the  ad- 
joining town  of  Norwich. 

After  graduation  he  took  the  three-year  course  in  Yale  Theo- 
logical Seminary,  was  licensed  to  preach  in  October,  1843,  and 
ordained  as  an  evangelist  by  a  council  from  the  New  London 
County  Consociation  at  Norwich,  on  March  26,  1845.  In  May 
following  he  went  to  Illinois,  where  he  was  stationed  for  two 
years  as  a  Home  Missionary  among  the  miners  of  Elizabeth,  near 
Galena,  and  was  then  pastor  of  the  First  Presbyterian  Church  in 
Freeport  for  about  four  years.  In  the  winter  of  1850-51  an  ex- 
tensive revival  occurred  in  his  congregation  and  in  the  town.  He 
then  acted  as  Financial  and  Missionary  Agent  of  the  Synod  of 
Peoria  for  a  year,  and  the  year  after  preached  in  Connecticut.  In 
the  fall  of   1855  he  settled  in  Carlinville,  III.,  where  he  was  for 


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nearly  eleven  years  Secretary  and  General  Agent  of  Blackburn 
Theological  Seminary,  continuing  for  some  time  longer  as  Secre- 
tary and  Trustee  of  the  institution.  During  part  of  these  years 
he  was  also  preaching  in  the  vicinity,  and  from  1859  to  1862 
in  charge  of  the  Preparatory  Department  connected  with  the 
Seminary. 

In  March,  1867,  he  removed  to  De  Soto,  Jefferson  County,  Mo., 
where  his  impaired  health  was  soon  reestablished.  He  supplied 
the  Presbyterian  Church  in  De  Soto  for  about  three  years  and  a 
half,  after  which  he  preached  at  three  small  churches  and  as  many 
stations  of  a  missionary  circuit  in  the  county  for  some  ten  years, 
helping  to  lay  the  foundations  of  churches.  The  first  three  years 
of  his  work  in  Missouri  he  held  a  Home  Missionary  commission  ; 
the  remainder  of  the  time  his  pecuniary  compensation  was  very 
small. 

Mr.  Downer  died  from  the  infirmities  of  age  at  his  home  in  De 
Soto,  on  February  23,  1904,  in  his  93d  year.  He  was  the  oldest 
member  of  his  class. 

He  married,  on  February  12,  1845,  Julia  A.  C,  daughter  of 
Dr.  Jacob  Linsley,  of  Middlebury,  Conn.,  and  niece  of  Rev. 
Ammi  Linsley  (Yale  1810).  Her  death  occurred  a  month  before 
that  of  Mr.  Downer.  One  daughter  and  three  sons  survive.  One 
of  the  sons  graduated  from  Iowa  College  in  1882. 

William  Henry  Moore,  son  of  John  and  Emily  (Crane) 
Moore,  was  born  on  August  24,  1820,  on  the  ancestral  farm  in 
East  Lyme,  Conn.,  but  in  1822  his  parents  removed  to  West- 
brook,  then  a  parish  of  Saybrook.  He  was  fitted  for  college  in 
the  neighboring  town  of  Madison. 

After  graduation  he  took  the  course  at  Yale  Theological  Semi- 
nary, was  licensed  to  preach  by  the  New  Haven  West  Associa- 
tion on  April  13,  1845,  and  was  ordained  pastor  of  the  Congrega- 
tional Church  at  Torringford,  Conn.,  on  September  30,  1846. 
After  a  ministry  there  of  eight  years,  he  edited  The  Examiner, 
a  religious  paper  in  Norwich,  Conn.,  for  a  year,  preaching  in  the 
meantime  principally  at  Central  Village  and  Lebanon.  During 
the  following  winter  and  early  spring  he  preached  at  Cornwall, 
and  was  then  settled  over  the  Congregational  Church  in  New- 
town for  six  years. 

From  the  close  of  this  pastorate  in  1862  he  performed  for 
many  years  with  efticiency  and  faithfulness  the  duties  of  impor- 


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tant  offices  in  the  societies  of  the  church.  He  was  State  Mission- 
ary of  the  Missionary  Society  of  Connecticut  from  1862  to  1897, 
and  Secretary  of  that  Society  from  1867  to  1899  ;  Statistical  Sec- 
retary of  the  General  Association  of  Connecticut  from  1859  to 
1869,  and  of  the  General  Conference  of  the  Congregational 
Churches  of  Connecticut  from  1869  to  1898;  Treasurer  of  the 
General  Association  from  1 859  to  1899,  and  Registrar  of  the  same 
from  1866  ;  Registrar  of  the  General  Conference  since  1869  ; 
Registrar  of  the  National  Council  of  Congregational  Churches 
from  the  Oberlin  meeting  in  1871  to  1901,  Secretary  of  its  Trus- 
tees from  1886,  and  for  two  years  Secretary  of  its  Committee  on 
Ministerial  Relief  ;  Secretary  of  the  Trustees  of  the  Fund  for 
Ministers  since  1864.  He  was  a  Director  of  the  Connecticut 
Bible  Society  and  the  Connecticut  Temperance  Union. 

In  his  reports  and  addresses  at  the  councils  of  the  Church  he 
showed  a  minute  and  thorough  knowledge  of  ecclesiastical  mat- 
ters and  of  the  condition  of  every  church  in  the  State  from  early 
times  to  the  present.  In  1891  he  was  a  delegate  to  the  first  Inter- 
national Congregational  Council  held  in  London,  England,  where 
he  delivered  an  address. 

Mr.  Moore  moved  from  Newtown  to  Berlin  in  1863,  and  from 
there  to  Hartford,  which  was  his  home  from  February,  1876. 

For  some  time  his  physical  powers  had  been  gradually  wearing 
out,  but  his  mind  remained  clear,  and  he  died  without  suffering 
after  a  fortnight's  final  illness,  on  August  22,  1903,  having  nearly 
completed  his  83d  year.  At  the  time  of  his  death  he  was  a  mem- 
ber of  the  Asylum  Hill  Congregational  Church,  Hartford. 

He  married,  on  September  15,  1846,  Mary  Elizabeth,  daughter 
of  Ebeo  and  Sarah  Sturges  (Gray)  Redfield,  of  Clinton,  Conn., 
who  died  in  1861.  In  1863  he  married  Jeanie  Elizabeth,  daugh- 
ter of  David  Sanford  (Yale  1829)  and  Emily  Augusta  (Townsend) 
Sanford,  of  Newtown.  She  died  in  1867.  In  1869  he  married 
Mary  Ballantine^  daughter  of  Seth  and  Anne  Moore  King,  of 
Suffield,  who  died  in  1893.  By  the  first  marriage  he  had  a  son 
and  a  daughter,  of  whom  the  son  survives ;  by  his  second  mar- 
riage a  son,  who  died  in  1887  ;  and  by  the  last  marriage  a  daugh- 
ter and  two  sons,  of  whom  the  younger  son  died  in  1899,  while 
a  Junior  in  the  Sheffield  Scientific  School.  The  elder  of  these  sons 
graduated  from  the  Academical  Department  in  1895,  and  from 
Yale  Divinity  School  in  1898. 


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William  Grey  Woolfolk,  son  of  John  and  Margaret  (Col- 
lier) Woolfolk,  was  born  in  Augusta,  Ga.,  on  July  11,  1822. 
While  in  college  his  home  address  was  Cusseta,  Ga.,  during  his 
Sophomore  and  Junior  years,  and  then  Columbus,  Ga.,  where  his 
father  owned  about  fifteen  miles  of  river  front  on  the  Georgia 
side  of  the  Chattahoochee. 

The  winter  following  graduation  he  read  law,  but  was  after- 
ward an  extensive  planter  near  Columbus,  his  home  being  at 
Wynnton,  a  suburb  of  that  city.  For  a  short  time  he  was  a  cotton 
merchant  at  Apalachicola,  Fla.  He  contributed  liberally  to  the 
cause  of  the  South  during  the  Civil  War,  and  served  for  a  lime 
in  the  Confederate  army.  He  became  a  member  of  Trinity  Prot- 
estant Episcopal  Church,  Columbus,  in  1848  or  1849,  and  during 
most  of  the   time  since  had  been   a  vestryman   of   that  parish. 

He  died  after  an  illness  of  five  weeks  at  his  home,  on  October 
2,  1903,  at  the  age  of  81  years. 

He  married,  on  January  16,  1846,  Maria  Byrd  Nelson,  of  Co- 
lumbus,, daughter  of  Major  Thomas  M.  Nelson,  an  officer  of  the 
War  of  1812,  and  had  nine  sons  and  one  daughter,  all  living 
except  one  son  who  died  in  1891.     Mrs.  Woolfolk  also  survives. 

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Albert  Mathews,  son  of  Oliver  and  Mary  (Field)  Mathews, 
was  born  in  New  York  City  on  September  8,  1820.  During  Sen- 
ior year  he  was  one  of  the  editors  of  the  Yale  Literary  Magazine. 

The  first  year  after  graduation  he  studied  in  the  Harvard  Law 
School,  and  then  two  years  in  New  York  City,  where  he  was  admit- 
ted as  an  Attorney  in  May,  1845,  and  Counselor  in  May,  1848.  He 
opened  an  office  in  partnership  with  Nathaniel  Bowditch  Blunt, 
and  soon  acquired  an  extensive  practice,  winning  the  esteem  of 
the  bar  by  his  skill  and  legal  attainments,  and  being  regarded  as 
a  formidable  opponent.  He  was  the  trustee  and  the  official  attor- 
ney of  the  North  River  Savings  Bank,  and  in  1886  was  Vice- 
President  of  the  New  York  Bar  Association,  of  which  he  was  one 
of  the  founders. 

He  was  a  warm  friend  of  Nathaniel  Parker  Willis  (Yale  1827) 
and  aided  him  in  establishing  the  Home  Journal,  for  a  number  of 
years  contributing  regularly  to  its  columns.  Under  the  pen-name 
of  "  Paul  Siegvolk  "  he  wrote  for  the  Neio  York  Mirror  from  1845 
to  1860,  the  Knickerbocker  Magazine  from  1850  to  1862,  and  later 
for  the  New  York  Evening  Post,  New  York  Times,  and  New  York 


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Home  Journal.  His  "  Reminiscences  of  Yale  "  appeared  in  1885, 
and  "Suggestions  as  to  Early  Training  for  Extemporaneous 
Speaking"  in  the  TJnwersity  Magazine.  His  story,  "Walter  Ash- 
wood,"  was  published  in  1859,  "Incidental  Protection  a  Sole- 
cism" about  1877,  "A  Bundle  of  Papers,"  of  which  several 
editions  were  issued,  in  1879,  "Thoughts  on  the  Coditication  of 
the  Common  Law"  in  1R81,  "Memorial  of  Bernard  Roelker  "  in 
1889,  ''  Ruminations  "  in  1893,  and  *'  A  Few  Verses  "  in  1896. 

Mr.  Mathews  was  Vice-President  of  the  Yale  Alumni  Associ- 
ation of  New  York  in  1881.  He  was  always  helpful  of  class 
interests,  and  a  contributor  to  the  literary  feast  at  class  reunions. 
His  death  occurred  at  Lake  Mohonk,  N.  Y.,  on  September  9, 
1903.     He  was  83  years  of  age. 

He  married,  on  December  12,  1849,  Louise  Mott,  second  daugh- 
ter of  Nathaniel  WoodhuU  Strong,  Esq.,  of  New  York  City.  She 
died  in  1857,  and  in  1861  hie  married  Mrs.  Cettie  M.  Gwynne, 
widow  of  Abram  E.  Gwynne  (Yale  1839)  of  Cincinnati,  O.,  and 
younger  daughter  of  Hon.  Henry  C.  Flagg,  formerU^  mayor  of 
New  Haven,  who  is  also  deceased.     He  had  no  children. 

John  Andrew  Peters,  second  son  of  Andrew  Peters,  a  lum- 
ber merchant  largely  interested  in  shipping,  was  born  at  Ells- 
worth, Me.,  on  October  9,  1822.  His  mother  was  Sally  (Jordan) 
Peters,  and  from  her  he  inherited  the  fine  sense  of  humor  and  the 
warm  and  ready  sympathy  which  characterized  his  entire  life. 
He  entered  the  class  at  the  beginning  of  the  Sophomore  year. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  in  the  office  of  Hon.  Thomas 
Robinson  in  Ellsworth,  and  during  the  year  1843-44  in  the  Har- 
vard Law  School.  He  was  admitted  to  the  Hancock  County  Bar 
in  August,  1844,  and  began  practice  in  Bangor  in  partnership  with 
Hon.  Joshua  W.  Hathaway  (Bowdoin  1820),  but  after  the  ap- 
pointment of  the  latter  as  Judge  of  the  District  Court  in  1849, 
he  continued  by  himself  until  1868,  when  he  became  associated 
with  Franklin  Augustus  Wilson,  M.A.  (Bowdoin  1854),  afterward 
President  of  the  Maine  Central  Railroad.  His  thorough  knowl- 
edge of  the  law,  unusual  foresight  in  the  preparation  of  cases,  and 
clearness  in  presentation  were  early  recognized.  His  time  was 
mostly  given  to  large  civil  and  equity  cases,  but  he  would  never 
allow  a  person  whom  he  believed  to  be  innocent  of  a  crime  to  go 
undefended  in  the  courts. 

He  was  a  member  of  the  Maine  Senate  in  1862  and  1863,  and 
of  the  House  of  Representatives  in  1864,  and  Attorney- General 


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of  the  State  from  1864  to  1867.  His  speech  in  1864  in  opposition 
to  the  proposed  removal  of  the  State  capital  from  Augusta  to 
Portland  was  regarded  as  most  important.  From  1867  to  1873 
he  was  a  Representative  in  Congress,  and  during  that  time  ac- 
quired an  unusual  personal  influence  among  his  fellow  members. 
During  his  third  term  he  was  a  member  of  the  Judicial  Commit- 
tee and  Chairman  of  the  Committee  on  the  Congressional  Library. 
His  eulogy  on  Senator  Samuel  Fessenden  was  considered  of  spe- 
cial merit. 

In  May,  1873,  he  was  appointed  Associate  Justice  of  the  Su- 
preme Court  of  Maine,  and  ten  j^ears  later  Chief  Justice  of  the 
same.  In  these  positions  he  enjoyed  the  absolute  confidence  of 
all  classes  until  his  retirement,  January  1,  1900.  A  banquet,  ten- 
dered by  the  Penobscot  bar  in  his  honor,  on  February  1,  is  said 
to  have  surpassed  anything  of  a  similar  nature  previously  held 
in  the  State.  He  was  succeeded  as  Chief  Justice  by  his  nephew, 
Hon.  Andrew  Peters  Wiswell  (Bowdoin  1873). 

Judge  Peters  was  elected  a  member  of  the  Maine  Historical 
Society  in  1866,  of  the  New  England  Historic-Genealogical  Soci- 
ety in  1896,  and  a  trustee  of  Bowdoin  College  in  1891.  He 
received  the  honorary  degree  of  Doctor  of  Laws  from  Colby  Col- 
lege in  1884,  from  Bowdoin  in  1885,  and  from  Yale  in  1893. 

His  health  had  been  declining  for  several  years,  but  he  died  at 
his  home  in  Bangor,  Me.,  after  a  final  illness  of  a  few  days,  on 
April  2,  1904,  in  the^82d  year  of  his  age.  .  . 

He  married,  on  September  2,  1846,  Mary  Ann  Hathaway, 
daughter  of  his  partner,  Judge  Hathaway.  She  died  in  1847, 
leaving  an  infant  who  also  died  at  the  age  of  fourteen  months. 
In  1857  Judge  Peters  married  Fannie  E.,  daughter  of  Hon.  Amos 
M.  Roberts,  and  CharlottTe  (Barker)  Roberts,  of  Bangor,  who  sur- 
vives him  with  their  two  daughters. 

Samuel  Wolcott  Skinner,  son  of  Rev.  Newton  Skinner 
(Yale  1804),  Pastor  of  the  First  Congregational  Church  of  New 
Britain,  Conn.,  was  born  in  that  place  on  June  19,  1820.  His 
mother  was  Ursula,  a  daughter  of  Samuel  Wolcott  of  South 
Windsor, and  granddaughter  of  Judge  Erastus  Wolcott  (hon.  M.A. 
Yale  1790).  After  his  father's  death  in  1825  the  family  removed 
to  East  Windsor,  and  from  there,  after  preparatory  studies  in  Gor- 
ham  (Me.)  Academy,  he  entered  college. 

After  graduation  he  began  the  study  of  medicine  at  the  College 
of  Physicians  and  Surgeons  (now  a  part  of  Columbia  University), 


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New  York  City,  but  completed  his  course  at  the  Yale  Medical 
School,  and  received  his  degree  of  Doctor  of  Medicine  in  1846. 
From  then  until  the  outbreak  of  the  Civil  War  he  practiced  his 
profession  at  Windsor  Locks,  Conn.  In  May,  1861,  he  was  com- 
missioned a  Surgeon  of  the  Fourth  Connecticut  Regiment,  which 
was  afterwards  organized  into  the  First  Connecticut  Heavy  Artil- 
ler3^  Much  of  the  time  he  was  on  duty  at  Brigadier  or  Division 
Headquarters  as  Surgeon-in-Chief.  He  was  with  his  regiment  in 
all  the  campaigns  between  Washington  and  Richmond  until  the 
surrender  of  Lee's  forces.  On  retiring,  after  serving  four  years 
and  five  months,  he  was  commissioned  Brevet-Lieutenant  Colonel. 
Soon  after  his  return  from  the  war  he  removed  to  Toledo,  O., 
where  he  practiced  during  the  remainder  of  his  life.  He  was  for 
several  years  Health  OflScer  there,  and  for  many  years  Consulting 
Surgeon  of  St.  Vincent  Hospital. 

Dr.  Skinner  died  of  old  age  and  general  breaking  down  of  the 
physical  system,  on  August  16,  1903,  at  the  age  of  83  years.  He 
was  a  member  of  the  First  Congregational  church  in  Toledo. 

He  married,  on  September  16,  1846,  Dorianie,  daughter  of 
James  and  Pamela  (Warner)  Fuller,  of  Hampton,  Conn.,  and  had 
two  sons  and  two  daughters.  One  son  died  in  1891,  but  the  other 
son  and  the  daughters,  with  Mrs.  Skinner,  survive  him. 

1844    • 

Virgil  Maro  Dow  Marcy,  son  of  Dr.  Samuel  Sumner  Marcy 
{hon.  M.D.  Yale  1842)  and  Thankful  (Edmunds)  Marcy,  was 
born  at  Cold  Spring,  Cape  May  County,  N.  J.,  on  January  5, 
1823.     At  ten  years  of  age  he  was  sent  to  school  in  Berlin,  Conn. 

After  graduation  he  studied  medicine  with  his  father  and  with 
Dr.  Edmund  L.  B.  Wales,  spent  the  year'l 845-46  in  the  Yale  Med- 
ical School,  and  completed  his  medical  studies  at  the  University 
of  Maryland  in  Baltimore,  where  he  received  the  degree  of  Doc- 
tor of  Medicine  in  1847.  He  practiced  about  three  years  in 
Glouce!?ter  County,  Va.,  but  in  1849  returned  to  Cold  Spring, 
N.  J.,  where  he  took  up  his  father's  practice  and  resided  until  18.76. 
He  then  removed  to  Cape  May  City,  where  he  was  for  many  years 
a  practicing  physician  and  druggist  with  Dr.  James  Mecray.  He 
became  a  member  of  the  Presbyterian  church  in  Cold  Spring  in 
1840,  and  was  an  elder  there  for  tifty  years. 

Dr.  Marcy  died  suddenly  of  congestion  of  the  lungs  at  his  home 
in  Cape  May,  on  January  21,  1904,  at  the  age  of  81  years. 


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He  married,  on  May  19,  1848,  Mary  Jane,  daughter  of  Abra- 
ham and  Sarah  C.  Bennett,  of  Cold  Spring.  Mrs.  Marcy  survives 
him,  with  five  of  their  six  sons  and  their  two  daughters. 


1845 

William  Elijah  Downes,  son  of  Horatio  Downes,  a  cabinet 
maker,  and  Nancy  (Smith)  Downes,  was  born  on  August  22,  1824, 
in  Milford,  Conn.  Through  his  mother  he  was  directly  descended 
from  Rev.  Samuel  Andrew,  one  bf  the  founders  of  Yale  College 
and  President  79?'C>  tempore  from  1707  to  1719. 

The  year  after  graduation  he  suffered  from  throat  trouble,  but 
the  following  year  studied  law  with  Honorable  Alfred  Blackman 
(Yale  1828),  completed  his  course  in  the  Yale  Law  School  in 
1847,  and  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  Danbury,  Conn.,  in  the 
summer  of  1848.  In  December  of  that  year  he  began  practice  in 
Birmingham,  now  Derby,  Conn.,  and  continued  until  1863,  when 
he  was  persuaded  to  take  the  place  of  his  father-in-law  in  the 
general  management  of  the  Howe  Manufacturing  Co.,  in  the 
making  of  pins.  After  applying  himself  closely  to  business  for 
twelve  years,  an  attack  of  nervous  prostration  caused  his  retire- 
ment from  the  active  management,  although  he  held  the  office  of 
President  of  the  company  from  the  year  1884  until  his  death. 

Mr.  Downes  was  one  of  the  incorporators  of  the  New  Haven 
and  Derby  Railroad,  one  of  the  founders  of  the  Derby  Gas  Co., 
President  of  the  Derby  Savings  Bank,  and  Director  of  the  Bir- 
mingham National  Bank.  With  Colonel  William  Burr  Wooster 
(LL.B.  Yale  1846)  he  obtained  the  charter  of  the  Birmingham 
Water  Company  in  1859,  and  he  was  President  of  the  Ousatonic 
Water  Company  from  1^94  to  1900.  He  was  a  Representative 
in  the  Legislature  in  1855,  1882  and  1883,  and  was  active  in 
securing  the  establishment  of  the  Board  of  Pardons  in  1889  and 
the  passing  of  an  act  for  the  benefit  of  insane  persons.  He  also 
served  for  several  years  as  a  member  of  the  Board  of  Education. 
In  1877  he  made  an  extended  trip  abroad,  spending  three  months 
each  in  Paris  and  in  Italy,  and  a  few  weeks  in  Egypt.  Since 
1887  his  home  had  been  in  New  Haven.  He  contributed  an  article 
on  Robert  Burns  to  the- Knickerbocker  Mag azme  of  January,  1853. 

Mr.  Downes  died  o{  angina  pectoris  at  Deland,  Fla.,  where  he 
had  been  spending  several  weeks,  on  February  1,  1904,  in  the 
80th  year  ot  his  age. 


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He  married,  on  June  24,  1851,  Jane  Maria,  only  child  of  John 
Ireland  Howe,  M.D.,  and  Cornelia  Ann  (Ireland)  Howe,  who  sur- 
vives him  with  two  sons  and  two  daughters,  one  child  having 
died  in  infancy.  One  of  the  sons  graduated  in  1898  from  the 
Yale  School  of  Fine  Arts,  of  which  he  is  Librarian. 

1846 

David  Hawley,  youngest  of  the  four  sons  of  David  and 
Bethia  (Buck)  Hawley,  was  born  at  Arlington,  Bennington 
County,  Vt.,  on  April  14,  1820,  entered  college  with  the  class  of 
1845,  but  at  the  end  of  Freshman  year  illness  compelled  him  to 
withdraw,  and  he  spent  a  year  reading  law  in  the  office  of  Har- 
mon Canfield,  Esq.,  in  his  native  town.  Upon  his  return  to  col- 
lege in  the  fall  of  1843  he  joined  the  Sophomore  class. 

After  graduation  he  resumed  his  law  studies  in  the  office  of 
Orsamus  Bushnell,  Esq.,  in  New  York  City.  He  was  admitted 
to  the  bar  in  1848,  and  in  May,  1850,  formed  a  partnership  with 
his  classmate,  John  Henry  Glover,  which  continued  for  tw^elve 
years.  His  practice  was  mostly  confined  to  the  management  of 
large  estates.  In  1870  he  became  counsel  for  Isaac  M.  Singer, 
the  sewing  machine  inventor  and  manufacturer,  and  three  years  , 
later  relinquished  general  practice  to  take  charge  of  Mr.  Singer's 
interests  at  home  and  abroad.  He  was  the  sole  executor  of  his 
estate,  and  was  for  many  years  a  director  in  the  Singer  Manufac- 
tnring  Company.  He  was  in  Paris  at  the  beginning  of  the  French 
and  German  war,  being  a  witness  of  the  exciting  scenes  of  the 
time,  and  he  subsequently  made  many  other  trips  abroad. 

Mr.  Hawley  resided  in  Yonkers,  N.  Y.,  for  forty  years,  and 
died  there  at  his  home  of  old  age,  on  November  25,  1903,  in  his 
84th  year.  He  was  Vice-President  of  the  Westchester  Historical 
Society,  at  one  time  Water  Commissioner  and  at  another  a  mem- 
ber of  the  Board  of  Education  of  Yonkers.  He  was  a  member 
of  the  Protestant  Episcopal  Church. 

He  married,  on  August  14, 1851,  Miss  Louisa  Maria  Whiteside, 
of  Cambridge,  N.  Y.  (who  died  in  1860),  and  October  8, 1861,  Miss 
Catherine  Ann  Brown,  of  New  York  City.  By  the  first  marriage 
he  had  one  daughter,  and  by  the  second  one  son,  both  of  whom, 
with  Mrs.  Hawley,  survive  him.  His  son  graduated  from  the 
Sheffield  Scientific  School  in  1884.  A  brother  graduated  from 
Union  College  in  1840. 


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Stephen  Wright  Kellogg,  eldest  of  the  four  children  of 
Jacob  Pool  and  Lucy  Prescott  (Wright)  Kellogg,  was  born  on 
April  5,  1822,  at  Shelburne,  Franklin  County,  Mass.  After 
spending  two  terms  at  Amherst  College  he  entered  Yale  in  the 
third  term  of  Freshman  year. 

After  graduation  he  taught  the  academy  at  Winchendon, 
Mass.,  during  the  fall  term,  and  then  entered  the  Yale  Law 
School,  teaching  during  his  course  in  the  school  of  Hon.  A.  N. 
Skinner  (Yale  1823)  in  New  Haven.  He  did  not  graduate  from 
the  Law  School  but  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  June,  1848,  and 
began  practice  in  Naugatuck,  New  Haven  County,  Conn.  In  1851 
he  was  Clerk  and  in  1853  a  member  of  the  State  Senate,  The 
following  year  he  was  elected  Judge  of  Probate  of  the  W^ater- 
bury  District,  and  held  the  office  for  seven  years.  From  1854 
his  home  was  in  Waterbury,  and  he  represented  that  town  in  the 
Connecticut  House  of  Representatives  in  1856.  In  1804  he  was 
appointed  Judge  of  the  New  Haven  County  Court,  and  from 
1866  to  1869,  also  from  1877  to  1883,  was  City  Attorney. 

He  was  a  delegate  to  the  National  Republican  Conventions  of 
1860,  1868  and  1870,  and  was  a  member  of  the  committee  which 
drew  up. the  platform  on  which  Abraham  Lincoln  was  first  elected 
President.  In  1869  he  was  elected  as  a  Republican  to  the  House 
of  Representatives  in  Congress  in  a  strongly  Democratic  district, 
and  reelected  in  1871  and  1873.  In  the  Forty-second  Congress 
he  was  Chairman  of  the  Naval  Expenditures  Committee,  and  in 
the  Forty-third  of  the  Civil  Service  Reform  Committee,  and  did 
effective  work  as  a  member  of  other  committees.  After  his 
retirement  from  Congress  he  continued  the  practice  of  his  profes- 
sion, in  which  his  ability  and  enthusiasm  for  its  work  won  many 
successes  at  home  and  in  the  courts  at  Washington. 

In  1860  he  was  captain  of  a  company  of  "  Wide  Awakes," 
which  greatly  helped  in  the  election  of  a  Republican  Governor. 
He  was  active  during  the  Civil  War  in  raising  troops  and  sup- 
porting the  government,  and  from  1863  to  1866  was  Colonel,  and 
from  1866  to  1870  Brigadier  General  of  the  Second  Regiment, 
Connecticut  National  Guard.  In  1900  he  was  a  Presidential 
Elector. 

He  was  always  devoted  to  the  mterests  of  his  own  State,  and 
especially  to  those  of  his  own  city.  He  was  one  of  the  Board  of 
Agents  of  the  Bronson  Library  from  its  organization  in  1868  to 
the  close  of  his  life.  He  was  a  deacon  of  the  Second  Congrega- 
tional Church  from  1888  until  his  death. 


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General  Kellogg  died  of  congestion  of  the  lungs  after  an  ill- 
ness of  about  a  week,  at  his  home  in  Waterbury,  on  January  27, 
1904,  in  the  82d  year  of  his  age. 

He  married,  on  September  10,  1851,  Lucia  Hosraer,  daughter 
of  Major  Andre  Andrews  and  Sarah  Mehitable  (Hosmer)  Andrews, 
of  Buffalo,  N.  Y.,  and  granddaughter  of  Chief  Justice  Hosmer 
(Yale  1782),  of  Middletown,  Conn.  Mrs.  Kellogg,  with  three  of 
the  four  sons  and  three  daughters,  survive.  A  brother.  Col.  John 
Kellogg,  graduated  from  West  Point  in  1849.  The  eldest  son 
graduated  from  the  United  States  Naval  Academy  in  1879,  the 
second  son  from  Yale  College  in  1882  and  the  Yale  Law  School 
in  1884,  and  the  youngest  son  from  Yale  College  in  1890  and  the 
Law  School  in  1893.  The  second  daughter  graduated  from 
Vassar  College  in  1875,  and  married  Edwin  H.  English  of  New 
Haven,  for  a  time  a  member  of  the  class  of  1876  at  Yale,  and  the 
youngest  daughter  married  Irving  H.  Chase,  a  graduate  of  Yale 
in  1880. 

1847 

Robert  Perry  Farris,  son  of  Robert  Patishall  and  Catharine 
(Cross)  Farris,  was  born  on  September  6,  1826,  in  St.  Louis,  Mo., 
and  entered  college  in  Sophomore  year.  He  had  previously 
studied  in  St.  Louis  Universit}',  and  received  the  degree  of 
Bachelor  of  Arts  from  St.  Xavier  College,  Cincinnati,  in  1844. 

After  graduation  he  began  the  study  of  law,  but  after  a  year 
abandoned  it  for  theologj^,  spending  two  years  at  Princeton 
Theological  Seminary,  and  a  year  in  Cincinnati.  After  supplying 
at  Bonhomrae,  Mo.,  he  was  ordained  as  an  evangelist  in  St.  Louis, 
on  November  14,  1852,  and  was  then  acting  pastor  of  the  Park 
Avenue  Church  in  that  city  for  a  year.  From  1853  to  1859 
he  was  pastor  of  the  Second  Church  in  Peoria,  111.,  and  from  1860 
to  1868  of  the  First  Church  at  St.  Charles,  Mo.  During  part 
of  1859  and  1860  he  was  Agent  of  Chicago  (McCormick)  Theo- 
logical Seminary,  and  Missionary  Secretary  of  the  Old  School 
Synod  of  Missouri  from  1866  to  1874.  He  was  Moderator  of  the 
General  Assembl}' of  the  Southern  Presbyterian  Church  in  1881, 
and  Permanent  Clerk  from  1885.  He  was  one  of  the  founders,  in 
1866,  of  the  Missouri  (afterward  the  Saint  Louis)  Presbyterian, 
of  which  he  continued  as  editor  until  1895.  He  received  the 
honorary  degree  of  Doctor  of  Divinity  from  Westminster  Col- 
lege (Mo.)  in  1866. 


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Mr.  Farris  died  of  stricture  of  the  oesophagus  at  his  home  in 
St.  Louis  on  August  28,  1903,  in  his  71th.  year  of  his  age. 

He  married,  on  August  3,  1848,  Eliza  Seymour,  daughter  of. 
Captain  Aaron  S.  Bowen,  U.  S.  A.,  of  Cincinnati,  and  had  seven 
children,  of  whom  two  sons  and  one  daughter  are  living. 

James  Fitch,  son  of  Gurdon  and  Hannah  Warner  (Peck) 
Fitch,  was  born  on  April  23,  1821,  in  Cherry  Valley,  Otsego 
County,  N.  Y.,  but  when  he  was  five  years  of  age  his  parents 
moved  to  Cleveland,  O.,  then  a  place  of  only  800  inhabitants. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  in  Philadelphia  with  Judge 
Mallory,  but  after  two  years  returned  to  Cleveland,  where  he  was 
for  a  short  time  in  the  ofKce  of  Hitchcock,  Willson  &  Wade. 
He  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  1849,  and  was  then  in  partner- 
ship with  Leonard  Case,  Jr.,  from  1850  to  1856,  after  which  he 
practiced  alone,  until  infirmity  obliged  him  to  retire  in  1902.  He 
died  after  an  illness  of  two  years,  on  February  16,  1904,  in  the 
83d  year  of  his  age.  He  had  been  a  member  of  the  Cleveland 
Bar  Association  longer  than  any  one  else  living,  and  in  1853 
was  City  Solicitor. 

Mr.  Fitch  married,  in  Cleveland,  on  December  5,  1855,  Eliza- 
beth, daughter  of  John  Gould  and  Alethea  (Owen)  Sanburn,  of 
Knoxville,  111.,  and  adopted  daughter  of  her  maternal  aunt,  Mrs. 
Eliza  A.  Weddell,  of  Cleveland.  She  survives  him  with  their 
children — one  son  and  six  daughters.  The  son  is  a  graduate  of 
Western  Reserve  University  in  1879. 

1848 

Samuel  Clarke  Perkins,  son  of  Samuel  Huntington  Perkins 
(Yale  1817),  and  grandson  of  Samuel  Perkins  (Yale  1785),  was 
born  on  November  14,  1828,  in  Philadelphia,  Pa.,  of  which  he 
was  a  life-long  resident. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  in  the  office  of  his  father  and 
at  the  University  of  Pennsylvania,  receiving  the  degree  of 
Bachelor  of  Laws  in  1852.  He  was  admitted  to  the  Philadelphia 
bar  in  1851,  to  practice  in  the  Supreme  Court  of  Pennsylvania 
in  1853,  and  in  the  Supreme  Court  of  the  United  States  in  1874. 
In  1854  he  was  President  of  the  Law  Academy  of  Philadelphia, 
in  1857  a  member  of  the  Common  Council,  and  for  many  years 
from  1876  Solicitor  to  the  Commissioners  of  Fairmount  Park. 

In  April,  18G1,  he  enlisted  as  a  private  in  Company  A,  First 
Regiment   of  Artillery,    Philadelphia  Home  Guards,  was  made 


312 

First  Lieutenant  of  Landis'  Light  Battery,  Pennsylvania  Inde- 
pendent Artillery,  in  1863,  and  was  in  action  at  Sporting  Hill, 
near  Harrisburg,  on  June  30,  and  at  Carlisle  on  July  1,  of  that 
year. 

Mr.  Perkins  was  chosen  in  1870  one  of  the  original  Commis- 
sioners for  the  erection  of  the  Public  Buildings,  and  had  been 
President  from  1872  until  the  Commission  was  abolished  in  1901. 

He  rendered  many  and  important  services  to  the  Presbyterian 
Church.  From  1856  to  1870  he  was  Trustee  of  the  First  Presby- 
terian Church,  and  Elder  from  1870  ;  member  of  the  Presbyterian 
Publication  Committee  from  1858  to  1870,  after  the  latter  date  a 
member  of  the  Presbyterian  Board  of  Publication,  and  President 
of  its  Trustees  from  1870  to  1874,  and  since  1877  ;  Trustee  of  the 
General  Assembly  of  the  Presbyterian  Church  in  the  United 
States  since  1870,  and  Vice-President  since  June,  1887  ;  President 
of  the  Trustees  of  the  Presbyterian  House,  Philadelphia,  since 
1874  ;  Commissioner  to  the  General  Assembly  of  the  Presbyte- 
rian Church  three  times;  and  Delegate  to  the  General  Council 
of  the  Presbyterian  Alliance  in  Belfast,  Ireland,  in  1884. 

He  was  President  of  the  Yale  Alumni  Association  of  Phila- 
delphia from  1878  to  1893,  of  the  Alumni  Association  of  the  Law 
Department   of  the   University   of  Pennsylvania   from    1877  to 

1892,  and  of  the  University  Club  of  Philadelphia  from  1883  to 

1893.  In  addition,  he  was  a  member  of  many  historical  and 
social  societies. 

He  delivered  an  address  at  the  "  Ceremonies  of  Dedication  of 
the  New  Masonic  Temple,  September  20,  1873,"  and  at  the 
"Laying  of  the  Corner  Stone  of  the  New  Public  Buildings  of 
Philadelphia,  July  4,  1874,"  and  contributed  from  time  to  time  to 
the  New  York  Observer,  American  Law  Register,  and  to  local 
papers  and  other  periodicals. 

Mr.  Perkins  died  of  uraemia  at  his  home  in  Philadelphia,  on 
July  14,  1903,  at  the  age  of  74  years. 

He  married,  on  April  12,  1855,  Mary  Hooker,  daughter  of 
Frederick  A.  Packard,  LL.D.,  of  Philadelphia,  and  Elizabeth 
Dwight  Packard.  Their  three  children  died  in  infancy,  and  Mrs. 
Perkins  in  1900. 

1849 

William  Darius  Bishop,  son  of  Alfred  and  Mary  (Ferris) 
Bishop,  was  born  in  Bloomfield,  N.  J.,  on  September  14,  1827,  but 
entered  college  from  Bridgeport,  Conn. 


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For  two  or  three  years  after  graduation  he  was  chiefly  occu- 
pied in  the  settlement  of  his  father's  large  estate,  and  afterwards 
in  the  railroad  business.  He  was  a  contractor,  Superintendent, 
and  Chief  Engineer  for  a  few  years,  from  1856  to  1866,  and  from 
1866  to  1879  President  of  the  New  York,  New  Haven  &  Hartford 
Railroad  Co.,  continuing  as  Vice-President  of  the  Board  of 
Directors  until  the  close  of  his  life,  also  from  1883  to  1904  Pres- 
ident of  the  Naugatuck  Railroad  Co. 

He  was  a  member  of  the  Common  Council  of  Bridgeport  in 
1852-53,  and  again  in  1868,  delegate  from  Connecticut  to  the 
National  Democratic 'Convention  in  Cincinnati  in  1856,  member 
of  the  House  of  Representatives,  U.  S.  Congress,  from  1857  to 
1859,  and  chairman  of  the  Committee  on  Manufactures,  U.  S. 
Commissioner  of  Patents  from  May,  1859  to  1860,  member  of  the 
State  Senate  in  1866  and  again  in  1877  and  1878,  and  of  the  Con- 
necticut House  of  Representatives  in  1872. 

Mr.  Bishop  died  of  heart  disease  at  his  home  in  Bridgeport,  on 
February  4,  1904,  at  the  age  of  76  years. 

He  married,  on  October  21,  1850,  Julia  Ann,  daughter  of  Rus- 
sell and  Martha  Maria  Tomlinson,  and  had  one  daughter  and  five 
sons.  The  daughter  and  four  of  the  sons  with  their  mother  sur- 
vive. One  son  graduated  from  the  Academical  Department  in 
1880,  and  one  from  the  Law  School  in  1890. 

Thomas  Scranton  Hubbard,  son  of  George  and  Electa  (Bron- 
son)  Hubbard,  was  born  at  Upper  Middletown,  now  Cromwell, 
Conn.,  on  September  25,  1825. 

For  two  years  after  graduation  he  was  a  manufacturer  of 
japanned  ware  in  Meriden,  and  for  the  next  three  years  agent 
of  a  joint-stock  company  in  the  same  business  at  Durham,  Conn. 
From  June  to  November,  1854,  he  resided  in  Warren,  O.,  and 
then  removed  to  Urbana,  111.,  where  he  was  a  private  banker  for 
two  years,  cashier  of  the  Grand  Prairie  Bank  the  next  five  years, 
and  then  a  grocer  and  hardware  merchant  for  the  same  length  of 
time.  From  1866  to  1869  he  again  lived  in  Cromwell,  occupied 
as  a  manufacturer  and  farmer,  but  then  returned  to  Urbana  and 
resumed  the  hardware  business.  He  was  an  influential  citizen  of 
that  place,  was  for  several  years  an  alderman,  and  had  been  an 
elder  of  the  Presbyterian  Church  from  its  organization  in  1857. 
He  was  a  delegate  to  the  Centennial  General  Assembly  of  the 
Presbyterian  Church  at  Philadelphia  in  1888. 


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Mr.  Hubbard  died  at  his  home  in  Urbana,  on  May  26,  1902,  at 
the  age  of  76  years,  but  information  was  not  received  until  some 
time  later. 

He  married,  on  November  14,  1849,  Jane  Eliza,  daughter  of 
Dr.  Wyllys  Woodruff,  of  Meriden,  Conn.,  and  had  three  sons 
and  two  daughters,  of  whom  the  eldest  son  died  in  infancy. 

1850 

Heney  Chase,  son  of  General  Epaphras  Ball  and  Louisa 
(Baldwin)  Chase,  was  born  in  Lyndon,  Vt.,  on  October  10,  1827, 
and  entered  Yale  after  a  term  at  the  University  of  Vermont. 

The  winter  following  graduation  he  studied  law  in  the  office  of 
Hon.  Thomas  Bartlett  in  his  native  town,  and  the  next  fall  en- 
tered the  Harvard  Law  School,  but  owing  to  the  entire  failure  of 
his  health  a  few  months  later,  he  spent  three  and  a  half  years  at 
home.  In  the  fall  of  1855  he  went  to  Sycamore,  DeKalb  County, 
III.,  and  was  admitted  to  the  bar  on  April  22,  1857.  He  was  Attor- 
ney and  Clerk  of  the  town  until  February,  1859,  when  he  removed 
to  Chicago,  where  he  was  a  partner  in  the  firm  of  Eastman,  Bever- 
idge  &  Chase.  On  account  of  his  father's  failing  health  he 
returned  to  Lyndon  in  1860.  He  represented  the  town  in  the 
Vermont  Legislature  in  1865,  was  Centennial  Commissioner  for 
Vermont  in  1876,  and  the  same  year  was  appointed  a  member 
of  the  Vermont  Board  of  Agriculture.  He  was  also  President 
of  the  National  Bank  of  Lyndon  for  ten  years,  Selectman  for 
several  years.  President  of  the  Board  of  Trustees  of  Lyndon 
Academy,  and  U.  S.  Immigrant  Inspector  at  Newport,  Vt.,  from 
1893  until  1901. 

For  the  last  three  years  he  was  stationed  at  Portland  and 
Calais,  Me.  He  died  of  typhoid  pneumonia  at  the  latter  place, 
on  February  12,  1904,  at  the  age  of  76  years. 

Mr.  Chase  married,  on  February  25,  1869,  Sarah  Weir,  daugh- 
ter of  James  and  Georgette  A.  (Roberts)  Robinson,  of  Brook- 
lyn, N.  Y.,  and  had  two  sons  and  three  daughters,  who  with  their 
mother  survive.  The  elder  son  graduated  from  Yale  College  in 
1895,  and  the  younger  is  an  undergraduate  in  the  College. 

Robert  Coit,  son  of  Robert  and  Charlotte  (Coit)  Coit,  was 
born  in  New  London,  Conn.,  on  April  26,  1830. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  in  the  office  of  Hon.  William 
C.  Crump  (Yale  1836),  in  New   London,   and   in  the  Yale  Law 


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School,  each  for  a  year.  He  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  New 
London  in  November,  1852.  From  1856  to  1860  he  was  Judge  of 
Probate  for  the  District  of  New  London,  and  in  1867  was 
appointed  Register  in  Bankruptcy  of  the  United  States  District 
Court  for  Connecticut,  serving  while  the  act  remained  in  force. 

In  the  same  year  he  was  made  Treasurer  of  the  New  London 
Northern  Railroad,  was  Vice-President  a  few  years  later,  and 
President  from  1872. 

He  was  elected  Mayor  of  New  London  in  1879,  and  was  twice 
reelected  to  the  position.  In  1879  he  was  also  elected  a  member 
of  the  Connecticut  House  of  Representatives,  and  in  1880  and  in 
1882,  State  Senator,  being  also  President  ^:>ro  tempore  of  the  Sen- 
ate during  the  second  term.  Besides  filling  these  offices  he  was 
President  of  the  Union  Bank  of  New  London,  Vice-President  of 
the  Savings  Bank  of  New  London,  President  of  the  New  London 
Gas  and  Electric  Company,  and  Vice-President  of  the  New  Lon- 
don Steamboat  Company,  and  held  other  positions  of  trust. 

Mr.  Coit  died  of  heart  trouble  following  the  grip,  at  his  home 
in  New  London,  on  June  19,  1904,  at  the  age  of  74  years. 

He  married  on  August  1,  1854,  Lucretia,  daughter  of  William 
Fowler  Brainard  (Yale  1802)  and  Sarah  A.  (Prentis)  Brainard, 
and  had  a  daughter,  who  died  in  early  childhood,  and  a  son 
(Ph.B.  Yale  1884).  Mrs.  Coit  and  the  son  survive  him.  Two 
brothers  graduated  from  Yale  College,  respectively  in  1853  and 
1856. 

Martin  Kellogg,  a  native  of  Vernon,  Conn.,  where  his  father, 
Allyn  Kellogg,  was  for  fifty  years  deacon  of  the  First  Congrega- 
tional Church,  a  farmer,  and  Representative  in  the  Connecticut 
Legislature,  was  born  on  March  15,  1828.  His  mother  was  Eliza 
(White)  Kellogg.  He  was  a  nephew  of  Rev.  Ebenezer  Kel- 
logg (Yale  1810),  for  more  than  thirty  years  Professor  of  Ancient 
Languages  in  Williams  College,  also  great-grandson  of  Rev. 
Ebenezer  Kellogg  (Yale  1757),  for  nearly  fifty-five  years  pastor 
of  the  Congregational  Church  in  Vernon  (then  North  Bolton), 
Conn.     He  was  Valedictorian  of  his  class. 

After  graduation  he  began  the  study  of  theology  in  Union 
Theological  Seminary,  spent  his  second  year  at  Andover,  and 
returned  to  Union  Seminary  to  complete  his  course.  He  was 
licensed  to  preach  in  the  spring  of  1854,  and  then  spent  a  year  as 
a  Resident  Licentiate  in  Yale  Seminary.      He  was  ordained  at 


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Vernon,  on  October  2,  1855,  President  Woolsey  preaching  the 
sermon,  and  on  October  20  sailed  for  California  as  a  home  mis- 
sionary. From  December  of  that  year  until  June,  1857,  he  was 
stationed  at  Shasta,  Cal.,  and  for  three  years  following  was  pas- 
tor at  Grass  Valley. 

In  1859  he  was  elected  Professor  of  Latin  in  the  College  of 
California,  at  Oakland,  and  when  that  institution  was  merged  into 
the  University  of  California,  ten  years  later,  he  was  appointed 
Professor  of  Ancient  Languages,  and  spent  several  months  in 
Europe  in  travel  and  study.  This  chair  was  afterward  divided, 
and  from  1876  to  1894  his  professorship  was  of  the  Latin  Lan- 
guage and  Literature.  In  1888  he  went  abroad  for  a  needed  rest, 
and  was  absent  two  years.  He  was  Chairman  of  the  Academic 
Council  in  1890,  from  1890  to  1893  Acting  President,  and  on 
March  28,  1893  was  inaugurated  President  of  the  University. 
After  iive  years  of  service  he  presented  his  resignation,  but  it  was 
not  accepted  until  March,  1899.  On  his  retirement  he  made  a 
tour  around  the  world,  but  in  September,  1900,  returned  to  the 
University  as  Professor  Emeritus  of  Latin.  Yale  University 
conferred  upon  him  the  degree  of  Doctor  of  Laws  in  1893.  He 
was  the  editor  of  Ars  Oratoria,  Selections  from  Cicero  and  Quin- 
tilian,  in  1872,  and  of  the  Brutus  of  Cicero,  in  1889. 

President  Kellogg  died  from  an  operation  for  bladder  trouble 
at  San  Francisco,  on  August  26,  1903,  at  the  age  of  75  years. 

He  married,  on  September  3,  1863,  Louisa  Wells,  daughter  of 
Hon.  John  Hall  Brockway  (Yale  1820)  and  Flavia  Field  (Colton) 
Brockway,  of  Ellington,  Conn.,  who  survives  him.  A  son  and  a 
daughter  died  in  infancy.  A  brother  (Williams  Coll.  1846)  took 
the  theological  course  in  Yale  Seminary. 

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Asa  French,  son  of  Jonathan  and  Sarah  Brackett  (Hayward) 
French,  was  born  on  October  21,  1829,  in  Braintree,  Mass.,  where 
his  ancestors  had  lived  since  before  the  incorporation  of  the  town 
in  1640. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law,  first  at  the  Albany  Law 
School  and  in  the  office  of  Pruyn  &  Reynolds,  and  completed  his 
course  in  the  Harvard  Law  School,  -from  which  he  received  the 
degree  of  Bachelor  of  Laws  in  1853.  The  same  year  he  was  ad- 
mitted to  practice  in  the  Supreme  Court  of  New  York,  and  after- 
ward in  Boston.     After  a  period  in  the  office  of  David  A.  Sim- 


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mons  and  Harvey  Jewell,  he  entered  into  a  partnership  with  Hon. 
George  White  (Yale  1848),  which  continued  until  1858.  In  1870 
he  was  appointed  District  Attorney  for  the  Southeastern  District 
of  Massachusetts  to  fill  a  vacancy,  and  held  the  office  by  succes- 
sive reelections  until  his  resignation  in  October,  1882.  In  the  lat- 
ter year  he  declined  an  appointment  to  the  Superior  Court  bench 
of  Massachusetts.  From  January  10,  1873,  to  January  7,  1882, 
he  served  on  the  State  Board  of  Commissioners  on  Inland 
Fisheries. 

In  July,  1882,  he  was  appointed  one  of  the  judges  of  the  Court 
of  Commissioners  of  Alabama  Claims,  sitting  at  Washington, 
D.  C,  and  continued  in  that  capacity  until  the  business  of  the 
court  was  finished,  on  December  31,  1885.  On  returning  to  Bos- 
ton, he  resumed  his  practice,  residing,  as  previously,  in  Braintree. 
In  October,  1886,  he  was  associated  with  Hon.  E.  Rockwood 
Hoar,  LL.D.  (Harvard  1835),  as  counsel  for  the  complainants  in 
the  prosecution  of  five  professors  of  Andover  Theological  Semi- 
nary on  charges  of  heresy. 

He  was  active  in  local  affairs,  representing  Braintree  in  the 
State  Legislature  in  1866,  and  also  serving  on  the  school  commit- 
tee for  many  years  as  President  of  the  Board  of  Trustees  of 
Thayer  Academy  and  of  the  Thayer  Public  Library  in  that 
town. 

From  1866  to  1868  he  was  Secretary  and  Treasurer  of  the  Yale 
Alumni  Association  of  Boston,  and  in  1884  was  appointed  by 
President  Arthur  a  member  of  the  Board  of  Visitors  at  the  West 
Point  Military  Academy. 

Mr.  French  died  at  his  home  in  Braintree,  on  June  23,  1903,  at 
the  age  of  73  years. 

He  married  in  June,  1855,  Miss  Ellen  Clizbe,  of  Amsterdam, 
N.  Y.,  who  died  the  following  September.  In  October,  1858, 
he  married  Sophia  Briggs,  daughter  of  Simeon  and  Mary  (Cald- 
well) Palmer,  of  Boston,  Mass.,  and  had  one  son  (Yale  1882)  and 
four  daughters,  one  of  whom  is  deceased. 

Erastus  Root  Green,  son  of  John  Green,  a  merchant  of 
Reading,  Pa.,  and  Catherine  (Bright)  Green,  was  born  in  that 
place,  on  May  7,  1830. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  in  the  office  of  his  brother 
(Yale  1849)  in  Reading,  and  w^as  admitted  to  the  bar  at  the  end 
of  two  years.     On  September  20,  1861,  he  enlisted  in  Company  I, 


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Third  Regiment  of  Missouri  Infantry,  and  on  December  10  of  the 
same  year  was  transferred  to  the  Tenth  Regiment,  but  the  rec- 
ords accessible  do  not  show  the  length  of  his  service. 

He  afterward  practiced  law  in  Norristown,  Pa.,  and  then  made 
his  home  in  Chicago,  111.,  where  he  was  for  some  time  Secretary 
of  the  Security  Title  and  Trust  Company. 

He  married,  in  1864,  Julia  A.,  daughter  of  Rev.  S.  P.  Ives,  of 
St.  Louis,  Mo.,  and  died  in  Chicago,  on  February  5,  1904,  in  the 
74th  year  of  his  age.  His  wife  died  of  heart  trouble  within 
twenty-four  hours  after  her  husband.     One  daughter  survives. 

William  DeForest  Manice,  son  of  DeForest  and  Catherine 
Maria  (Booth)  Manice,  elder  brother  of  Edward  Augustus  Man- 
ice  (Yale  1858),  was  born  in  New  York  City,  on  July  11,  1830. 

The  year  following  graduation  he  spent  abroad,  pursuing  the 
study  of  civil  law  at  Berlin  a  part  of  the  time.  On  his  return 
home  he  continued  the  study  of  law,  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in 
New  York  City  in  May,  1854,  and  practiced  his  profession  there 
until  his  gradual  retirement  about  1885.  He  was  the  owner  of 
valuable  property  in  the  city,  and  at  Queens,  Long  Island. 

Mr.  Manice  died  suddenly  of  heart  failure  on  September  6, 
1903,  at  Tuxedo  Park,  N.  Y.,  where  he  had  spent  the  summer. 
He  was  73  years  of  age. 

He  married,  in  April,  1862,  Josephine  Learned,  daughter  of 
Edward  Learned,  of  Troy,  New  York,  and  had  two  sons  and  six 
daughters,  of  whom  one  son  and  four  daughters  are  deceased. 
The  other  son  received  the  degree  of  Bachelor  of  Arts  from  Co- 
lumbia University  in  1886,  and  of  Bachelor  of  Laws  in  1888. 

Enos  Nelson  Taft,  son  of  Leonard  and  Martha  (Comstock) 
Taft,  was  born  in  Mendon,  Worcester  County,  Mass.,  on  August 
12,  1826.  Previous  to  entering  college  he  taught  in  a  district 
school  for  three  successive  winters,  and  the  financial  aid  received 
during  his  college  course  he  afterward  repaid  with  interest  from 
his  professional  income. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  Yale  Law  School,  and  while 
there,  by  acting  as  Librarian  of  the  School  and  teaching  in  Gen- 
eral Russell's  Collegiate  and  Commercial  Institute,  he  paid  most 
of  his  expenses  from  his  own  earnings.  He  received  the  degree  of 
Bachelor  of  Laws,  and  was  admitted  to  the  New  Haven  bar  in 
1853.    The  following  February  he  was  admitted  to  the  New  York 


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bar,  and  began  practice  in  New  York  City  in  partnership  with 
his  classmate,  George  Washington  Mead.  After  remaining  to- 
gether for  about  nine  years  Mr.  Taft  practiced  alone  for  the  same 
length  of  time,  but  on  May  1,  1872,  he  formed  a  partnership  with 
Erastus  C.  Benedict  (Williams  1821),  Chancellor  of  the  Univer- 
sity of  the  State  of  New  York,  and  Robert  D.  Benedict  (Univ. 
Vt.  1848),  nephew  of  the  former,  under  the  firm  name  of  Bene- 
dict, Taft  &  Benedict,  and  so  continued  for  fifteen  years.  For  the 
next  three  years  he  again  practiced  by  himself,  after  which  his 
eldest  son,  Theodore  Munger  Taft  (B.A.Williams  1886,  LL.B. 
Columbia  1889),  became  his  partner,  and  the  firm  of  E.  N.  &  T. 
M.  Taft  continued  until  May  1,  1903,  and  after  that  he  was  coun- 
sel to  the  firm  of  Taft  &  Sherman,  composed  of  Theodore  M.  Taft 
and  P.  Tecumseh  Sherman  (Ph.B.  Yale  1888),  In  1890  he  was 
appointed  United  States  Commissioner  for  the  Southern  District 
of  New  York,  where  many  important  admiralty  cases  came  before 
him. 

Mr.  Taft  was  a  lifelong  Republican,  but  his  influence  was 
always  for  the  highest  interests  of  the  city  and  his  hearty  support 
for  the  best  candidates.  He  never  held  nor  sought  office  for  him- 
self. He  was  prominent  in  the  establishment  of  Adelphi  Acad- 
emy (now  Adelphi  College),  of  which  he  was  a  trustee  until  1898, 
active  in  the  early  history  of  the  Brooklyn  Young  Men's  Christian 
Association  and  one  of  its  Board  of  Directors,  and  for  many  years 
interested  in  the  Long  Island  Historical  Society  and  a  life  mem- 
ber of  the  same.  He  was  for  thirty  years  a  trustee  of  the  Amer- 
ican Seaman's  Friend  Society.  During  the  earlier  years  of  his 
residence  in  Brooklyn  he  was  a  member  of  the  Clinton  Avenue 
Congregational  Church,  but  he  was  afterward  for  many  years  a 
vestryman  of  the  (P.  E.)  Church  of  the  Incarnation. 

Mr.  Taft  died  of  pneumonia  at  his  home  in  Brooklyn,  on  Decem- 
ber 19,  1903,  at  the  age  of  77  years. 

He  married,  on  September  5,  1860,  Julia  M.,  daughter  of  Fred- 
erick T.  and  Elizabeth  (Lockwood)  Peet,  and  sister  of  his  class- 
mate. Rev.  Robert  Barfe  Peet,  and  had  eleven  children,  five  sons 
and  six  daughters,  of  whom  two  sons  and  three  daughters,  with 
their  mother,  survive. 

Roger  Welles,  son  of  Roger  and  Electa  (Stanley)  Welles, 
grandson  of  General  Roger  Welles  (Yale  1775),  and  great-grand- 
son of  Solomon  Welles  (Yale  1739),  was  born  in  Newington,  then 


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a  parish  of  Wethersfield,  Conn.,  on  March  7,  1829.  Before  en- 
tering college  he  taught  a  district  school  in  West  Hartford,  and 
completed  his  preparation  at  Williston  Seminary. 

After  graduation  he  taught  for  a  short  time  in  the  Collegiate 
and  Commercial  Institute  of  General  William  H.  Russell  (Yale 
1833),  in  New  Haven,  and  then  entered  the  office  of  his  uncle, 
Hon.  Martin  Welles  (Yale  1806),  in  Hartford,  where  he  remained 
as  a  law  student  for  three  years,  during  part  of  the  time  teaching 
in  Newington  and  Madison,  Conn.  In  October,  1854,  he  was 
admitted  to  the  bar  of  Hartford  County,  and  began  practice,  but 
in  the  fall  of  1855  went  to  St.  Paul,  Minn.,  and  formed  a  partner- 
ship with  William  P.  Murray,  Esq.  On  account  of  illness  he 
came  East  the  next  summer,  but  in  the  spring  of  1857  returned 
to  Minnesota,  and  became  a  partner  with  Martin  J.  Severance, 
Esq.,  at  Henderson,  Sibley  County. 

Upon  the  death  of  his  father,  he  came  back  in  1860  to  the  fam- 
ily home  in  Newington,  and  for  nearly  thirty  years  practiced 
his  profession  in  Hartford,  for  a  time  with  his  uncle,  and  later 
with  Hon.  William  W.  Eaton,  U.  S.  Senator,  under  the  firm  name 
of  Welles  &  Eaton.  In  IMay,  1889,  he  became  Financial  Clerk 
of  the  U.  S.  Patent  Office  at  Washington,  D.  C,  and  in  Septem- 
ber, 1902,  in  compliance  with  his  request,  was  transferred  to  the 
office  of  the  Assistant  Attorney-General  as  Law  Clerk.  In  July, 
1903,  he  returned  to  Hartford  and  resumed  the  practice  of  law. 
For  about  fifteen  years  he  was  a  member  of  the  examining  com- 
mittee of  the  Hartford  County  Bar,  and  during  the  latter  part  of 
that  time  chairman  of  the  committee.  He  was  especially  inter- 
ested in  studying  and  working  out  difficult  legal  problems.  Mr. 
Welles  represented  his  native  place  in  the  Connecticut  Legisla- 
ture in  1864  and  1871,  in  the  latter  year  being  the  almost  unani- 
mous choice  of  Republicans  and  Democrats,  because  of  his  advo- 
cacy of  the  separation  of  Newington  from  Wethersfield  and  its 
incorporation  as  an  independent  town.  He  drafted  the  act  of  in- 
corporation, which  became  a  law.  While  in  Minnesota  he  was  a 
Republican  candidate  for  Senator  in  the  Territorial  Legislature. 
He  was  later  nominated  for  Judge  of  Probate  of  the  Hartford, 
Conn.,  District  on  the  Republican  ticket,  but  was  defeated. 

For  some  years  he  was  clerk  and  deacon  of  the  Congregational 
Church  in  Newington,  and  for  twenty  years  clerk  of  the  Ecclesi- 
astical Society.  In  1874  he  printed  the  "Annals  of  Newington," 
containing  the  most  ancient  records  of  the  church  and  society  en- 


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tire,  and  extracts  from  those  of  later  date.  In  1876  he  published 
"  An  Historical  Address."  lie  also  wrote  a  Sketch  of  the  Consti- 
tutional History  of  Connecticut,  the  account  of  Newington  in  the 
Memorial  History  of  Hartford  County,  and  various  essays  on  local 
history,  and  recently  the  article  on  Newington  in  the  History  of 
Wethersfield.  He  was  elected  a  member  of  the  Connecticut  His- 
torical Society  in  1887. 

Mr.  Welles  died  of  acute  pneumonia  at  his  home  in  Newington 
after  an  illness  of  two  days,  on  May  15,  1904,  at  the  age  of  75 
years. 

He  married,  at  Prairie  du  Chien,  Wise,  on  June  16,  1858,  Mercy 
D.,  daughter  of  Captain  Lemuel  S.  and  Sarah  (Coffin)  Aiken,  of 
Fairhaven,  Mass.,  and  sister  of  Rev.  William  Pope  Aiken  (Yale 
1853),  at  the  time  pastor  of  the  Congregational  Church  in  New- 
ington, and  had  three  daughters  (of  whom  one  died  at  the  age  of 
six  years)  and  four  sons.  Six  children  with  Mrs.  Welles  survive 
him.  Two  of  the  sons  graduated  from  Yale  in  1882  and  1893,  re- 
spectively, and  one  of  the  daughters  from  Smith  College  in  1883. 

1852 

Jacob  Coopee,  son  of  Jacob  and  Elizabeth  (Walls)  Cooper, 
was  born  near  Somerville,  Butler  County,  O.,  on  December  7, 
1830.  He  joined  the  class  at  the  beginning  of  Junior  year  after 
three  months  at  Hanover  (Ind.)  College. 

After  graduation  he  studied  theology  a  year  at  Oxford,  O.,  was 
licensed  to  preach  by  the  Presbytery  of  Oxford  on  August  17, 
1853,  but  immediately  went  abroad  for  special  study  in  philology 
and  philosophy  at  Berlin,  Halle,  and  Edinburgh.  He  received 
the  degree  of  Doctor  of  Philosophy  at  Gottingen  in  1854,  and 
then  returned  to  the  United  States,  and  from  October,  1855,  to 
July,  1866,  excepting  during  1862-63,  was  Professor  of  the  Greek 
Language  and  Literature  at  Center  College,  Danville,  Ky.  He 
was  ordained  by  the  Presbytery  of  Pennsylvania  on  April  26, 
1862,  and  during  that  year  and  the  following  was  Chaplain  of  the 
Third  Kentucky  Regiment,  U.  S.  Volunteers,  and  afterward  min- 
ister of  Harmony  (Presbyterian)  Church  near  Danville.  In  1866 
he  was  elected  Professor  of  Greek  in  Miami  University,  but  ac- 
cepted the  offer  of  the  same  chair  at  Rutgers  College,  offered  at 
the  same  time.  In  1883  he  declined  a  Professorship  of  Philoso- 
]»hy  and  Ethics  in  the  University  of  Michigan,  and  remained  at 
Rutgers,  where,  since  1893,  he  was  Collegiate  Church  Professor 
of  Logic  and  Metaphysics. 


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Professor  Cooper  received  the  degree  of  Doctor  of  Civil  Law 
from  the  University  of  Jena  in  1873,  Doctor  of  Sacred  Theology 
from  Columbia  University  in  1874,  and  Doctor  of  Laws  from 
Tulane  LTniversity  in  1895.  He  was  elected  a  member  of  the 
Philosophical  Society  of  Berlin  in  1854. 

He  was  the  author  of  many  pamphlets,  including  his  disserta- 
tion, "Eleusinian  Mysteries,"  1854;  "  The  Loyalty  Demanded  by 
the  Present  Crisis,"  1862;  "Creation,  a  Transference  of  Power," 
1899;  "The  Passage  from  Mind  to  Matter,"  1901;  "Vicarious 
Suffering  the  Order  of  Nature,"  1903;  and  Biographies  of  George 
Duffield,  D.D.  (1889),  President  Woolsey  (1899),  and  President 
William  Preston  Johnston  (1900).  While  at  Danville  he  was  as- 
sociated with  others  in  conducting  The  Danville  Review,  a  vig- 
orous supporter  of  the  Union  cause.  From  1866  to  1880  he  wrote 
for  the  Princeton  Review,  and  afterward  for  the  Reformed  Quar- 
terly Review  and  the  Methodist  Review,  and  contributed  regularly 
to  the  BiUiotheca  Sacra.  He  was  an  ardent  Republican,  and 
wrote  continuously  and  vigorously  on  matters  of  municipal  and 
national  interest. 

Professor  Cooper  died  of  heart  failure  at  his  home  in  New 
Brunswick,  N.  J.,  on  January  31,  1904.     He  was  73  years  of  age. 

He  married,  on  May  31,  1855,  Caroline,  daughter  of  Hugh  and 
Grizel  (Brown)  Macdill,  of  Oxford,  O.,  who  died  in  1857,  leaving 
one  daughter.  On  July  20,  1865,  he  married  Mary,  daughter  of 
William  and  Mary  (Downs)  Linn,  of  Cincinnati,  O.,  by  whom  he 
had  one  daughter  and  four  sons.  Two  of  the  sons  graduated 
from  Rutgers  College  in  1892,  and  a  third  in  1896,  the  latter 
receiving  the  degree  of  Master  of  Arts  from  Yale  in  1898. 

Vincent  Maemaduke,  son  of  Meredith  Miles  Marmaduke, 
Governor  of  Missouri  in  1844,  and  Lavinia  (Sappington)  Marma- 
duke,  was  born  at  Arrow  Rock,  Saline  County,  Mo.,  on  April  14, 
1831,  and  entered  Yale  in  January  of  Junior  year  from  the 
Masonic  College,  Lexington,  Mo. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  for  a  year.  He  did  not,  how- 
ever, enter  the  profession,  but  engaged  in  farming,  mining,  and 
other  pursuits. 

At  the  beginning  of  the  Civil  War  he  was  elected  a  member  of 
the  Missouri  State  Convention  in  opposition  to  secession,  and  ad- 
hered to  the  Union  until  after  the  occupation  of  the  State  by  Fed- 
eral troops,  when  he  was  arrested  on  a  charge  of  disloyalty  and 


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sent  South.  Soon  afterward  he  joined  the  Confederate  army,  and 
while  in  charge  of  artillery  at  the  battle  of  Corinth  he  was  made 
Colonel.  A  little  later  he  was  commissioned  by  President  Jeffer- 
son Davis  to  buy  arms  and  ammunition  in  Europe  to  carry  on  the 
war,  and  accomplished  the  task  with  skill  and  tact. 

After  his  return  he  was  conspicuous  in  the  great  Chicago  Con- 
spiracy of  1864,  in  which,  by  a  release  of  the  poorly  guarded  Con- 
federate prisoners  in  the  Northwest  and  a  simultaneous  uprising 
of  the  IsTorihern  friends  of  the  Confederacy,  it  was  planned  to 
recall  Sherman  from  his  March  to  the  Sea  to  save  the  North. 
Colonel  Marmaduke  was  arrested  for  his  part,  but  after  a  military 
trial  was  released  as  not  guilty. 

He  afterward  resided  in  St.  Louis  for  a  time  and  was  editor  of 
the  Journal  of  Agriculture  in  that  city.  He  was  several  times 
talked  of  as  Governor  of  the  State,  but  declined  the  nomination  on 
account  of  ill  health.  He  was  elected  to  the  Missouri  Legisla- 
ture in   1882  and  1883. 

Colonel  Marmaduke  died  of  pneumonia  at  the  home  of  his 
daughter,  Mrs.  William  Harrison,  in  Marshall,  Mo.,  on  March  25, 
1904,  in  the  73d  year  of  his  age. 

He  married,  on  July  5,  1853,  Miss  Eakin,  who  died  in  1861, 
leaving  two  daughters,  who  are  still  living.  He  afterward  mar- 
ried Mrs.  Aimes,  widow  of  Major  Henry  Aimes,  of  St.  Louis. 
Colonel  Marmaduke's  l^rother,  John  Sappington  Marmaduke 
(U.  S.  Mil.  Acad.  185V),  Brigadier-General  in  the  Confederate 
array,  was  a  member  of  the  class  of  1854  during  Sophomore 
year,  and  died  in  1887  w^hile  Governor  of  Missouri. 

William  Baldwin  Ross,  son  of  Samuel  Tufts  and  Mary 
(Brown)  Ross,  was  born  on  November  13,  1831,  in  New  York 
City.  He  was  admitted  to  college  in  1847,  but  before  returning 
to  his  studies  spent  nearly  two  years  as  a  clerk  in  an  importing 
house,  joining  the  class  during  the  last  term  of  Freshman  year. 

After  graduation  he  studied  in  the  Albany  Law  School  from 
September,  1852,  to  March,  1853,  and  was  then  admitted  to  the 
bar.  He  spent  six  months  in  the  office  of  Benjamin  D.  Si.lliman, 
LL.D.  (Yale  1824),  in  New  York  City,  and  after  a  year  of  fur- 
ther study  in  the  Harvard  Law  School  received  the  degree  of 
BRchelor  of  Laws  in  1854.  He  began  practice  with  Mr.  Silliman, 
but  a  few  years  later  established  his  own  office  on  Wall  street, 
and  occupied  offices  on  that  street  until  his  death.     During  the 


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Civil  War  he  was  in  service  on  Fort  Federal  Hill  in  Baltimore  in 
1862  as  a  member  of  the  Seventh  Regiment  New  York  State 
Guard.  He  was  a  member  of  the  American  Geographical  Soci- 
ety and  New  York  Historical  Society,  and  of  several  recreation 
and  social  clubs.  He  was  one  of  the  organizrers  and  for  many 
years  one  of  the  Executive  Committee  of  the  Yale  Alumni  Asso- 
ciation of  New  York,  and  took  a  prominent  part  in  its  manage- 
ment. 

Mr.  Ross  died  from  a  complication  of  diseases,  on  January  14, 
1904,  at  the  Knickerbocker  apartments,  where  he  had  resided 
for  twenty  years  past.  He  was  72  years  of  age.  He  had  never 
married.  By  his  will  he  left  a  very  generous  bequest  to  Yale 
University,  which,  by  vote  of  the  Corporation,  is  to  be  used  in 
connection  with  the  University  librarj^ 

1853 

Henry  Thachee  Hoyt,  son  of  Eli  Thacher  and  Mary  Matilda 
( Wildman)  Hoyt,  was  born  on  March  2,  1832,  in  Danbury,  Conn., 
w^hich  was  his  residence  during  his  whole  life.  He  joined  the 
class  at  the  beginning  of  Sophomore  year. 

After  graduation  he  was  in  mercantile  business  in  Danbury 
until  1893.  In  1867  he  was  also  Inspector  of  Internal  Revenue, 
and  in  1868  Supervisor  of  Internal  RevQpue  for  Connecticut  and 
Rhode  Island.  Since  1893  he  had  been  Cashier  of  the  Gas  and 
Ele.ctric  Light  Company.  His  death  was  due  to  liver  complaint, 
and  occurred  at  his  home  on  April  15,  1904.  He  was  72  years 
of  age. 

He  married,  on  September  9,  1862,  Frances,  daughter  of  Rev. 
Enoch  S.  Huntington  (Amherst  1831),  formerly  pastor  of  the 
Second  Congregational  Church  in  Danbury,  and  had  one  son  and 
two  daughters,  who,  with  Mrs.  Hoyt,  survive  him. 

Charlton  Thomas  Lewis,  son  of  Joseph  J.  and  Mary  Sinton 
(Miner)  Lewis,  was  born  on  February  25,  1834,  in  West  Chester, 
Pa.  He  was  Class  Poet,  and  was  especially  distinguished  in 
mathematics  during  his  college  course. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  in  his  father's  office  in  West 
Chester  until  the  spring  of  1854,  when  he  entered  the  ministry  of 
the  Methodist  Episcopal  Church,  and  was  appointed  by  the  Phil- 
adelphia Conference  to  the  Newark  Circuit.  He  was  stationed 
first  in  Wilmington,  Del.,  in  March,  1855,  and  the  following  year 


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at  the  Broad  Street  Churcb,  Philadelphia.  He  then  accepted  an 
appointment  as  Professor  of  Languages  in  the  State  Normal 
University  of  Illinois,  at  Bloomington.  After  a  year  there,  he 
was  Professor  of  Mathematics  a  year,  and  then  Professor  of 
Greek  in  Troy  (N.  Y.)  University.  He  was  Acting  President  of 
the  latter  institution  in  1^62.  In  December  of  that  year  he 
became  pastor  of  an  Independent  Methodist  Church  in  Cincin- 
nati. 

In  1863-64  he  was  Deputy  Commissioner  of  Internal  Revenue 
at  Washington,  and  then  removed  to  New  York  City,  where  he 
remained  afterward  engaged  in  the  practice  of  law.  He  began 
his  New  York  career  in  association  with  Hon.  Samuel  S.  Cox,  in 
the  firm  of  Lewis  &  Cox,  which  devoted  itself  largely  to  suits 
arising  in  the  construction  of  Internal  Revenue  Laws.  After  the 
reduction  of  Internal  Revenue  to  a  peace  basis,  he  gained  a  high 
reputation  as  an  authority  on  insurance  law,  and  for  more  than 
twenty  years  was  counsel  to  the  Mutual  Life  Insurance  Company 
of  New  York.  In  1898  he  lectured  at  Cornell  University  on  the 
Principles  of  Insurance,  and  in  1899  at  Harvard  and  Columbia 
Universities  on  Life  Insurance.  From  1873  to  1878  he  was 
Secretary  and  Treasurer  of  the  Chamber  of  Life  Insurance  of  the 
United  States.  He  was  also  a  Director  in  the  International  Bell 
Telephone  Company,  North  American  Trust  Company,  United 
States  Mortgage  and  Trust  Company,  and  other  business  corpo- 
rations. 

For  many  years  he  made  a  study  of  the  question  of  treatment 
of  criminals,  and  did  most  effective  service  in  behalf  of  reform  in 
the  administration  of  prisons  and  public  charities.  From  1881 
he  was  Chairman  of  the  Executive  Committee  of  the  New  York 
Prison  Association,  and  from  1893  President  of  the  Association, 
annually  reelected.  He  was  Delegate  of  the  United  States  to  the 
International  Prison  Congress  at  Paris  in  1895,  in  the  same  year 
Chairman  of  the  Commission  to  Revise  the  Penal  Laws  of  New 
Jersey,  Vice-President  of  the  National  Prison  Association  in 
1897,  and  Delegate  of  New  Jersey  to  the  National  Prison  Con- 
gress at  Philadelphia  in  1901.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Board 
of  Managers  of  the  New  Jersey  State  Reformatory  in  1901,  and 
was  reappointed  in  1903.  During  the  last  ten  years  he  was  also 
President  of  the  State  Charities  Aid  Association  of  New  Jersey. 

He  was  a  brilliant  classical  scholar  and  spent  many  jaars  in 
the   preparation    of    "Harper's    Latin   Dictionary,"    1879;    new 


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edition  1896.  With  this  as  a  basis  he  also  published  "  The  Latin 
Dictionary  for  Schools,"  1889,  and  "The  Elementary  Latin  Dic- 
tionary," 1891.  He  translated  Bengel's  "Gnomon  of  the  New- 
Testament,"  2  vols.,  1861-63,  which  has  been  often  republished 
as  the  Tract  Society's  "  Critical  English  New  Testament,"  and 
wrote  "A  History  of  Germany,"  founded  on  David  Mtiller's 
"History  of  the  German  People,"  18Y4.  In  1895  he  edited 
"Harper's  Book  of  Facts,"  and  in  1901  a  translation  of  "The 
Letters  of  Prince  Bismarck  to  his  Wife."  Besides  these  he  wrote 
literary  essays,  poems,  anniversary  addresses,  and  contributions 
to  journals  and  newspapers.  In  1870-71  he  was  Managing 
Editor  of  the  New  York  Evening  Post. 

He  was  one  of  the  most  steadfast  members  of  the  Greek  Club 
of  New  York,  which  has  met  at  stated  intervals  every  winter  for 
forty  years  to  read  Greek  together,  and  during  this  time  has  been 
in  course  more  than  once  through  the  entire  range  of  Greek  liter- 
ature. He  was  also  a  member  of  the  New  York  Historical 
Society,  the  American  Mathematical  Society,  the  Metropolitan 
Museum  of  Art,  and  many  social  and  literary  clubs.  He  gave 
little  time  to  politics,  but  was  a  Delegate  from  New  Jersey  to 
the  National  Democratic  Convention  in  1896.  He  received  the 
degree  of  Doctor  of  Philosophy  from  New  York  University  in 
1877,  and  Doctor  of  Laws  from  Harvard  University  in  1903. 

Dr.  Lewis  cared  little  about  personal  fame  but  sought  every 
kind  of  knowledge  for  its  own  sake,  and  after  mastering  it 
delighted  in  changing  his  field  of  study.  The  night  and  morn- 
ing before  his  sudden  illness  he  passed  at  Columbia  University 
Library  pursuing  studies  in  Dante,  in  which  he  had  been  greatly 
interested  in  his  last  years. 

For  many  years  Dr.  Lewis  resided  at  Morristown,  N.  J.,  and 
there  he  died,  of  cerebro-spinal  meningitis,  on  May  26,  1904. 
He  was  70  years  of  age. 

He  married,  on  July  25,  1861,  Nancy  Dunlap,  daughter  of 
Joseph  and  Elizabeth  (Farley)  McKeen,  of  Brunswick,  Me.,  who 
died  in  1883.  He  afterward  married  Margaret  P.,  daughter  of 
Rev.  Thomas  Sherrard  and  his  wife,  Valeria  G.  Sherrard,  of 
Tecumseh,  Michigan.  Of  the  four  children  by  the  first  marriage 
three  are  living.  The  elder  son  (Yale  1883)  died  in  1887.  The 
younger  son  (Yale  1886)  is  Emily  Sanford  Professor  of  English 
Literature  in  Yale  University.  One  of  the  daughters  graduated 
from  Smith  College  in  1895.  By  the  second  marriage  he  had  a 
son  and  a  daughter,  who,  with  their  niother,  survive. 


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1854 


Bennet  Jason  Bristol,  son  of  Hiel  and  Anna  C.  (Potter) 
Bristol,  was  born  at  Naugatuck,  Conn.,  on  September  15,  1833. 

After  graduation  he  taught  two  years  at  SufReld,  Conn.,  a  year 
at  Bedford,  N.  Y.,  two  years  as  Principal  of  the  High  School  at 
Geneva,  N.  Y.,  and  two  years  as  teacher  of  natural  science  at  the 
Connecticut  Literary  Institution,  Suffield,  Conn.  During  the 
school  year  1861-62  he  was  principal  of  the  High  School  and 
Superintendent  of  Schools  of  Racine,  Wise,  but  from  July,  1862, 
devoted  his  time  entirely  to  medical  study.  He  attended  lectures 
at  Ann  Arbor,  Mich.,  during  the  winter  of  1862-63,  and  in  March, 
1863,  went  to  Freeport,  111.,  where  he  continued  his  medical  studies 
and  occasionally  practiced  until  June  of  that  year,  when  he  was 
sent  with  others  by  the  Illinois  Sanitary  Commission  to  Vicks- 
burg.  Miss.,  to  care  for  sick  and  wounded  soldiers.  He  then  went 
to  Memphis,  where  he  was  appointed  Acting  Assistant  Surgeon, 
U.  S.  A.,  and  ordered  to  hospital  service.  In  August,  1863,  he 
was  appointed  First  Assistant  Surgeon  of  the  59th  Regiment, 
IT.  S.  Colored  Infantry,  which  was  in  service  in  Tennessee  and 
Mississippi,  and  two  years  later  was  appointed  its  Surgeon,  and 
served  until  mustered  out  on  January  31,  1866. 

He  then  attended  medical  lectures  at  the  Long  Island  College 
Hospital,  and  received  the  degree  of  Doctor  of  Medicine  in  1866. 
Returning  to  Freeport,  111.,  he  intended  to  settle  there  perma- 
nently, but  in  April,  1867,  he  moved  to  Webster  Groves,  Mo.,  a 
suburb  of  St.  Louis,  then  ten  miles  distant  from  the  city.  He 
was  one  of  the  founders  of  the  place,  for  ten  years  a  member  of 
its  School  Board,  and  for  most  of  that  time  President  of  the 
same.  In  1878  he  was  elected  Coroner  of  St.  Louis  County,  but 
declined  a  renomination.  He  was  a  deacon  and  trustee  of  the 
Congregational  church  for  many  years,  and  member  of  the  stand- 
ing committee  from  1866  till  the  time  of  his  death. 

Dr.  Bristol  died  at  his  home  on  November  28,  1903,  after  an 
illness  of  five  weeks  originating  from  the  grip.  He  was  70  years 
of  age. 

He  married,  on  November  21,  1855,  Emma  Jane,  daughter  of 
Ruel  and  Enieline  Carrington,  of  New  Haven,  Conn.  She  died 
on  January  2,  1857,  leaving  an  infant  son,  who  died  in  1859.  Dr. 
Bristol  married  again,  in  1859,  Henrietta,  daughter  of  Ralph  and 
Charlotte  (Watterman)  Swift,  of  Geneva,  N.  Y.,  and  had  two 
sons  and  three  daughters,  of  whom  one  daughter  died  in  child- 


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hood.  Mrs.  Bristol  died  on  February  27,  1903.  One  son  grad- 
uated with  the  degree  of  Bachelor  of  Science  from  Washington 
University,  St.  Louis,  in  1896. 

1855 

Frederick  Alvord,  son  of  Martin  and  Martha  Burleigh 
(Clark)  Alvord,  was  born  in  Bolton,  Tolland  County,  Conn.,  on 
December  5,  1828. 

Before  entering  college  he  taught  district  schools,  and  for  three 
months  following  graduation  he  taught  in  an  academy  at  North 
Scituate,  R.  I.,  and  then  began  his  theological  course  at  East 
Windsor  (now  Hartford  Theological  Seminary),  from  which  he 
graduated  in  1857.  He  was  licensed  to  preach  by  the  Hartford 
Fourth  Association  on  September  23  of  that  year,  and  supplied 
the  pulpit  of  the  church  at  Byfield,  Mass.,  until  the  following 
April.  On  July  21,  1858,  he  was  ordained  and  installed  pastor 
at  Chicopee  Falls,  Mass.,  but  in  November,  1 860,  was  dismissed 
on  account  of  impaired  health,  after  which  he  resided  six  years  in 
Monson,  Mass.,  to  care  for  his  wife's  parents,  in  the  njean  time 
preaching  as  his  health  would  allow,  successively  in  Ludlow, 
Mass.,  West  Stafford,  Conn.,  and  Walpole,  N.  H.  To  the  last 
he  received  a  call,  but  felt  obliged  to  decline.  He  was  settled 
over  the  church  at  Darien,  Conn.,  on  December  26,  1866,  and  was 
dismissed  on  June  8,  1869,  in  order  to  accept  a  call  from  the  First 
Congregational  Church  in  Nashua,  N.  H.  During  his  pastorate 
there  of  nearly  fourteen  years  two  hundred  and  ninety  persons 
were  added  to  the  membership.  Soon  after  the  close  of  his  work 
there  he  spent  a  year  in  New  Haven,  and  in  April,  1885,  became 
acting  pastor  of  the  church  in  Canton  Center,  Conn.,  whose  call 
he  had  declined  in  1857.  He  remained  there  four  years,  and  after- 
ward preached  for  varying  periods  at  Rochester,  Mass.,  and  South 
Windsor  and  Vernon  Center,  Conn.  After  a  delightful  expe- 
rience of  nearly  forty-two  years  as  a  minister  he  retired  in  1897, 
and  since  1900  had  lived  in  Newton  Center,  Mass.,  the  home  of  two 
of  his  sons.  There  he  died  of  general  debility  on  December  27, 
1903,  at  the  age  of  75  years. 

He  married,  on  October  21,  1857,  Susan  Gridley,  daughter  of 
Rev.  Alfred  Ely  (Princeton  1804),  for  sixty  years  pastor  of  the 
Congregational  church  in  Monson,  Mass.,  and  Susan  (Gridley)  Ely. 
Mrs.  Alvord  died  in  1902,  but  their  three  sons  and  three  daugh- 
ters all  survive.  Two  of  his  sons  graduated  from  Amherst  Col- 
lege, respectively,  in  1884  and  1887. 


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Mr.  Alvord  was  the  author  of  a  "History  of  the  Church  of 
Christ  in  Dunstable,  now  the  First  Congregational  Church  in 
Nashua,  N.  H.,"  1876,  and  a  "  Historical  Sketch  of  the  Congre- 
gational Church  and  Parish  of  Canton  Center,  formerly  West 
Simsbury"  (Conn.),  1886.  He  delivered  a  number  of  memorial 
sermons,  in  1887  wrote  an  article  for  the  Neio  Englander  and 
Yale  Review  on  "  The  Bible,"  and  occasionally  contributed  to  the 
newspapers.  A  tract  on  "The  Church  and  Church  Going"  was 
widely  circulated. 

Lyman  Dennison  Brewster,  son  of  Daniel  and  Harriet 
(Averill)  Brewster,  was  born  in  Salisbury,  Conn.,  on  July  31, 1832. 
He  was  a  descendant  in  the  sixth  generation  from  Elder  Brews- 
ter of  the  Plymouth  Colony.  He  prepared  for  college  at  Wil- 
liams Academy  in  Stockbridge,  Mass. 

After  graduation  he  began  the  study  of  law  at  Danbury  with 
Hon.  Roger  Averill,  subsequently  Lieutenant-Governor  of  the 
State.  In  1857  he  traveled  in  England,  Switzerland,  and  Italy, 
and  after  his  return  was  admitted  to  the  Connecticut  bar,  Jan- 
uary 21,  1858.  He  formed  a  partnership  with  Elias  Fry  under 
the  firm  name  of  Brewster  &  Fry,  and  was  later  associated  with 
his  former  preceptor,  Mr.  Averill.  In  1871  he  became  associated 
with  Samuel  Tweedy  (Yale  1868),  and  in  1878  Howard  W.  Scott 
was  admitted  to  the  firm,  then  known  as  Brewster,  Tweedy  & 
Scott.  This  firm  was  dissolved  in  1892,  and  the  following  year 
Samuel  A.  Davis  (LL.B.  Yale  1893),  and  in  1899  his  nephew,  J. 
Moss  Ives  (LL.B.  Yale  1-899),  came  into  the  business  with  him, 
the  title  of  the  firm  being  Brewster,  Davis  &  Ives. 

He  confined  himself  closely  to  the  practice  of  his  profession 
and  became  very  successful  as  a  trial  lawyer.  His  thorough  prep- 
aration of  cases  and  the  clearness  of  his  briefs  were  generally 
recognized.  He  was  counsel  in  many  important  cases  in  his  own 
county,  but  his  success  in  the  suit  invalidating  the  will  of  Hon. 
Samuel  J.  Tilden  (Yale  1837)  brought  wide  reputation. 

In  1868  he  was  Judge  of  Probate,  and  in  1870  he  was  ap- 
pointed the  first  Judge  of  the  Court  of  Common  Pleas  of  Fair- 
field County  and  served  four  years.  In  1870,  1878,  and  1879  he 
represented  Danbury  in  the  lower  house  of  the  State  Legislature. 
In  the  latter  years  he  served  on  the  Judiciary  Committee,  and  in 
1878  also  as  chairman  of  the  Committee  on  Constitutional 
Amendments  and  as  a  member  of  the  Committee  on  a  Reformed 


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Civil  Procedure,  whose  work  resulted  in  the  drafting  and  adop- 
tion of  the  present  Practice  Act.  In  1880  and  1881  he  was  a 
member  of  the  State  Senate  and  chairman  of  the  Judiciary  Com- 
mittee. 

Judge  Brewster  devoted  much  time  during  the  later  years  of  his 
life  to  the  movement  for  uniform  state  laws  and  was  largely 
instrumental  in  securing  the  general  adoption  of  the  Negotiable  In- 
struments Act.  From  1890  to  1903  he  was  chairman  of  tl^e  Com- 
mittee on  Uniform  State  Laws  of  the  American  Bar  Association, 
and  in  1896  was  elected  President  of  the  National  Conference 
of  Commissioners  on  Uniform  State  Laws,  being  reelected  each 
year  until  his  resignation  in  190L  He  was  an  earnest  advocate 
of  the  codification  of  all  branches  of  Commercial  Law,  and  his 
last  work  was  the  preparation  of  a  paper  on  "  A  Commercial 
Code,"  which  he  read  before  the  New  York  State  Bar  Associa- 
tion at  its  meeting  in  Albany  in  January,  1903.  Almost  imme- 
diately after  reading  this  paper  he  was  stricken  with  paralysis, 
but  recovered  to  a  large  degree.  He  died  in  sleep  at  his  home  in 
Danbury  on  February  14,  1904,  in  the  72d  year  of  his  age. 

He  was  identified  with  the  Danbury  Public  Library,  the  Dan- 
bury  Relief  Society,  the  Danbury  Hospital,  and  other  local 
institutions. 

He  was  the  poet  of  his  class,  and  both  in  college  and  since 
graduation  wrote  a  number  of  poems  which  were  recently  gath- 
ered in  a  booklet  entitled  *■'  Youth  and  Yale." 

He  married,  on  January  1,  1868,  Sarah  Amelia,  daughter  of 
George  W.  and  Sarah  (Wilcox)  Ives  of  Danbury,  who  survives 
him.     They  had  no  children. 

Edaiund  Woodward  Brovtn,  son  of  Edmund  and  Harriett 
(Woodward)  Brown,  was  born  at  Burdett,  Schuyler  County, 
N.  Y.,  on  November  3,  1831. 

In  the  September  after  graduation  he  entered  Andover  Theo- 
logical Seminary,  but  the  following  February  he  went  to  Union 
Seminary,  where  he  completed  his  course  in  1858.  He  began 
preaching  in  July,  1858,  at  Cornwall,  Conn.,  during  the  early 
part  of  1859  supplied  the  Second  Presbyterian  Church  at  Alex- 
andria, Va.,  and  for  the  remainder  of  that  year  in  his  native 
place.  From  then  until  1865  he  was  at  West  Dresden,  Yates 
County,  and  on  January  9,  1861,  was  ordained  by  the  Presby- 
tery of  Geneva.     After  a  year's  work  as  missionary  of  the  Synod 


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of  Utica  he  served  successively  the  churches  at  Carthage  two 
years,  North  Bergen  a  year,  Wellsville  about  two  years,  Peach 
Orchard  in  18V3,  and  his  earlier  charges,  Burdett  and  West 
Dresden,  five  years.  For  a  number  of  years  he  resided  in  Ithaca, 
but  in  1895  removed  to  Palo  Alto,  Cal.,  where  the  following  year 
he  built  a  home. 

In  1885  he  published  *' The  Life  of  Society,"  and  in  1895  "The 
Divine^Ind welling."  He  contributed  articles  to  the  New  Eng- 
lander  and  Popular  Science  Monthly^  and  after  settling  in  Cali- 
fornia became  Associate  Editor  of  The  Occident,  a  Presbyterian 
paper  of  San  Francisco. 

Mr.  Brown  died  of  heart  failure  at  San  Francisco,  Cal.,  on 
May  29,  1902,  in  the  Vlst  year  of  his  age. 

He  married,  on  February  2,  1860, -at  Goldsboro,  N.  C,  Martha 
Day,  daughter  of  Rev.  John  Calkins  Coit  (Yale  1818),  who  was 
for  many  years  pastor  of  the  Presbyterian  Church  of  Cheraw, 
S.  C,  and  had  six  daughters  and  two  sons,  all  of  whom  are  liv- 
ing. A  son  graduated  in  1890  and  a  daughter  in  1882  from  Cor- 
nell University,  another  son  and  daughter  from  Syracuse  Univer- 
sity, respectively  in  1885  and  1890,  and  two  daughters  from 
Leland  Stanford  Junior  University  in  1898  and  1902,  respect- 
ively. 

Hart  Gibson,  son  of  Tobias  and  Louisiana  Breckenridge 
(Hart)  Gibson,  A^as  born  on  May  22,  1835,  at  Shawnee  Springs, 
Mercer  County,  Ky.,  but  was  prepared  for  college  by  a  private 
tutor  on  his  father's  large  plantation  in  Terrebonne  Parish,  La., 
and  entered  Yale  from  Transylvania  University. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  part  of  a  year  in  Harvard 
Law  School,  then  went  abroad  with  his  brothers,  and  during  the 
next  three  years  traveled  widely.  On  his  return  he  entered  the 
law  office  of  Breckenridge  &  Beck  in  Lexington,  and  was  ad- 
mitted to  the  bar  in  the  fall  of  1859.  He  did  not  practice,  how- 
ever, but  devoted  himself  to  farming  in  the  adjoining  county  of 
Woodford. 

At  the  outbreak  of  the  Civil  War  he  joined  the  Confederate 
army  on  September  2,  1861,  with  authority  to  raise  a  regiment  of 
cavalry,  and  just  a  year  later  was  commissioned  Colonel  of  Cav- 
alry. He  served  as  Adjutant-General  in  General  Buford's  Ken- 
tucky Cavalry  throughout  the  Kentucky  campaign,  and  remained 
with  him  until  after  the  battle  of  Murfreesboro.     He  was  then 


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Adjutant-General  with  rank  of  Major  in  General  John  H. 
Morgan's  Cavalry  Division  during  the  expedition  through  Indi- 
ana and  Ohio.  He  was  captured  near  New  Lisbon,  O.,  on  July 
26,  1863,  and  imprisoned  with  other  Confederate  officers  eight 
months  in  the  State  prison  at  Columbus.  On  March  27,  1864,  he 
was  transferred  to  Fort  Delaware,  and  the  next  October  was  ex- 
changed, reaching  home  on  October  17.  He  was  afterwards 
Inspector-General  on  the  staff  of  General  Echols  in  West  Vir- 
ginia and  East  Tennessee,  served  with  gallantry  under  General 
Jubal  Early,  and  surrendered  with  General  Johnston  in  North 
Carolina  in  April,  1865.  He  received  his  parole  at  Greensboro, 
on  May  1,  1865.  Five  of  his  brothers  were  in  the  Confederate 
service,  one  of  whom  graduated  from  Yale  in  1853. 

From  1867  to  1869  he  was.  a  member  of  the  Kentucky  House 
of  Representatives,  and  afterward  was  occupied  in  farming  and 
stock  raising  in  Kentucky,  and  sugar  planting  in  Louisiana. 
From  1870  to  1876  he  was  editor  of  the  Daily  Press  of  Lexing- 
ton. 

He  was  especially  well-read  in  history,  but  deeply  interested  in 
current  questions.  He  was  without  political  ambition,  preferring 
the  life  of  a  private  citizen.  He  was  a  Trustee  of  Kentucky 
State  College.  During  the  last  twenty-five  years  he  resided  at 
*'Ingleside,"  Lexington.  While  visiting  at  the  home  of  his 
daughter,  Mrs.  Harrison  G.  Foster,  in  St.  Paul,  Minn.,  he  died  of 
heart  failure  on  January  3,  1904,  at  the  age  of  68  years. 

He  married,  at  Duncannon,  near  Lexington,  Ky.,  on  September 
22,  1859,  Mary,  daughter  of  Major  Henry  T.  and  Eliza  (Pyke) 
Duncan,  and  had  four  sons  and  three  daughters,  of  whom  the 
daughters  and  two  of  the  sons  with  their  mother  survive. 

Granville  Toucey  Pierce,  son  of  Erastus  and  Elosia  (Piatt) 
Pierce,  was  born  in  South  Britain,  in  the  town  of  Southbury, 
Conn.,  on  September  28,  1834. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  in  Cleveland,  O.,  for  a  year, 
and  after  an  interval  practiced  that  profession  for  a  year.  He 
was  a  member  of  the  U.  S.  Navy  for  several  years,  making  a 
cruise  as  an  Assistant  Engineer  in  the  U.  S.  Frigate  Roanoke  in 
1856-57  ;  was  appointed  Purser,  with  the  rank  of  Lieutenant, 
November  4,  1858,  and  was  then  Paymaster  until  September, 
1862.  Before  the  Civil  War  he  was  stationed  in  the  Caribbean 
Sea  and  Gulf  of  Mexico,  the  West  Indies,  and  along  the  South 


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American  coast,  afterward  blockading  Pensacola,  Mobile,  and 
New  Orleans,  and  having  charge  of  the  Naval  Depot  at  Key 
West.  From  March,  1865,  he  lived  in  Cheshire,  Conn.,  engaged 
in  farming,  but  in  1872  removed  to  South  Britain.  In  1867  he 
was  a  member  of  the  Connecticut  House  of  Representatives,  and 
was  for  several  years  Town  Clerk,  and  also  held  other  local 
offices.  In  1887  he  removed  to  Somerville,  Mass.,  and  with  his 
son  was  engaged  in  entomological  work  in  the  service  of  the 
State  of  Massachusetts,  especially  in  connection  with  the  exter- 
mination of  the  gypsy  moth. 

Mr.  Pierce  died  of  heart  failure  at  Somerville,  on  April  10, 
1904.     He  was  in  the  70th  year  of  his  age. 

He  married,  on  December  14,  1864,  Henrietta  L.,  daughter  of 
Truman  W.  and  Anthanette  (Hurlbut)  Judson,  of  Roxbury, 
Conn.,  and  had  a  daughter  and  a  son.  Mrs.  Pierce  and  the  son 
are  living,  but  the  daughter  died  in  1890. 

Alfred  Perkins  Rockwell,  son  of  John  Arnold  and  Mary 
Watkinson  (Perkins)  Rockwell,  was  born  in  Norwich,  Conn.,  on 
October  15,  1834.  In  Sophomore  year  he  pulled  an  oar  in  the 
first  regatta  between  Yale  and  Harvard. 

After  graduation  he  studied  chemistry  two  years  in  the  Sheffield 
Scientific  School,  receiving  the  degree  of  Bachelor  of  Philosophy 
in  1858,  also  the  same  year  the  degree  of  Master  of  Arts  in 
course.  He  studied  mining  a  year  in  the  Museum  of  Practical 
Geology  in  London,  and  a  year  in  the  School  of  Mines  in  Frei- 
berg, Saxony. 

He  then  returned  to  the  United  States,  and  at  the  outbreak  of 
the  Civil  War  he  joined  a  regular  United  States  Battery  (Tid- 
ball's),  and  served  as  a  volunteer  Second  Lieutenant.  On  January 
21,  1862,  he  was  commissioned  Captain  of  the  First  Connecticut 
Light  Battery,  went  with  his  command  to  South  Carolina,  and 
served  on  the  Atlantic  coast  for  over  two  years.  He  was  espe- 
cially mentioned  in  reports  for  his  part  in  the  attack  on  the  Con- 
federate fort  at  Secessionville,  June  16,  1862,  and  in  actions  on 
James  Island  in  1863.  In  April,  1864,  he  joined  the  Army  of 
tlie  James,  and  in  June  he  was  commissioned  Colonel  and  took 
command  of  the  Sixth  Connecticut  Infantry,  with  which  he 
Served  until  he  retired  in  1865. 

The  actions  in  which  Colonel  Rockwell's  command  received 
si)ecial  mention,  during  this  time,  were  the  reconnoissance,  Octo- 


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ber  1,  up  under  the  defences  of  Richmond,  the  battles  in  the 
same  month  on  the  Darbytown  and  Newmarket  Roads,  and  the 
capture  of  Fort  Fisher,  January  15,  1865.  In  November  he- 
commanded  one  of  the  Brigades  in  Hawley's  provisional  divis- 
ion in  the  expedition  to  New  York  for  the  preservation  of  order. 
Upon  the  expiration  of  his  three  years  of  service  (on  March  13, 
1865),  he  was  brevetted  by  the  President,  Brigadier-General  of 
U.  S.  Voliinteers.  In  June,  1865,  he  served  on  the  board  of 
visitors  to  the  U.  S.  Military  Academy  at  West  Point. 

In  July,  1865,  he  was  appointed  Professor  of  Mining  in  the 
Sheffield  Scientific  School,  but  in  1868  accepted  a  similar  position 
in  the  Massachusets  Institute  of  Technology,which  he  held  for  five 
years.  From  1873  to  1876  he  was  Chairman  of  the  Board  of  Fire 
Commissioners  of  Boston,  and  from  1876  to  1879  President  of 
the  Eastern  Railroad  Co.  In  1879  he  became  Treasurer  of  the 
Great  Falls  (N.  H.)  Manufacturing  Co.,  and  retained  that  office 
until  his  retirement  from  active  business  in  1886.  In  the  spring 
of  1888  he  went  abroad,  and  spent  two  years  in  various  parts  of 
Europe  and  in  Egypt,  and  in  1894  again  went  abroad  for  a  year 
of  scientific  study.  In  1896  he  published  "  Roads  and  Pave- 
ments in  France."  He  was  one  of  the  trustees  of  the  Military 
Historical  Society  of  Massachusetts,  to  which  he  contributed  a 
valuable  paper  entitled  "  Operations  against  Charleston."  He 
also  edited  Vols.  Ill  and  IV  of  the  Society's  Papers. 

At  the  Millenary  Celebration  ot  King  Alfred  the  Great  at 
Winchester,  England,  in  September,  1901,  he  was  the  official 
representative  of  Yale  University,  and  replied  to  the  toast  for 
the  American  Ambassador,  at  his  request.  For  many  years  his 
home  in  winter  was  in  Boston  and  in  summer  in  Manchester, 
Mass. 

He  was  a  member  of  the  Geological  Society  of  France,  the 
American  Academy  of  Arts  and  Sciences,  the  Boston  Natural 
History  Society,  and  of  various  social  clubs  in  Boston. 

General  Rockwell  died  suddenly  of  heart  failure  soon  after 
reaching  New  Haven  for  a  holiday  visit,  on  December  24,  1903. 
He  was  69  years  of  age. 

He  married,  on  June  20,  1865,  Katheriue  Virginia,  daughter 
of  Samuel  E.  and  Elizabeth  (Elliott)  Foote,  of  New  Haven.  Mrs. 
Rockwell  died  in  1902,  and  of  the  four  children — three  daughters 
and  one  son — but  one  daughter  survives. 


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1856 


Charles  Edward  Fellowes,  son  of  Francis  Fellowes  (Am- 
herst 1826)  and  Mary  (Colton)  Fellowes,  was  born  in  Hartford, 
Conn.,  on  June  17,  1834. 

After  graduation  he  was  engaged  in  teaching  in  Bloomfield, 
N.  J.,  two  years,  then  studied  law  in  his  father's  office  in  Hart- 
ford a  year,  and  was  admitted  to  the  bar  on  July  26,  1859.  With 
his  brother  and  classmate,  Frank,  he  was  for  some  time  in  part- 
nership with  his  father  in  the  firm  of  Francis  Fellowes  &  Sons, 
and  from  1866  to  1869  in  the  firm  of  Hamersley  &  Fellowes.  In 
1866-67  he  was  Executive  Secretary  to  Governor  Hawley,  and  in 
1872-73  was  City  Auditor  of  Hartford.  On  September  1,  1869, 
upon  the  organization  of  the  Court  of  Common  Pleas  of  Hartford 
County,  he  was  appointed  Clerk,  and  performed  his  duties  with 
accuracy  and  intelligence  for  over  thirty  years,  until  compelled 
by  ill  health  to  resign  on  March  6,  1900.  He  continued  his  law 
practice  for  a  time  after  this  appointment,  but  the  duties  of  the 
office  so  increased  as  to  absorb  all  his  time.  In  1872-73  he  as- 
sisted John  Hooker,  Esq.  (Yale  1837),  in  preparing  for  publication 
the  Reports  of  the  Supreme  Court.  For  the  last  three  years  he 
resided  with  his  son  (Yale  1888)  in  Derby,  Conn.,  where  he 
died  of  Bright's  disease,  on  February  29,  1904,  in  the  70th  year 
of  his  age. 

Mr.  Fellowes  married,  on  June  20,  1861,  Emily  Clarissa,  daugh- 
ter of  Rev.  Therun  Baldwin  (Yale  1827)  and  Caroline  (Wilder) 
Baldwin,  and  sister  of  Theron  Baldwin  (Yale  1861)  and  Henry 
Baldwin  (Yale  1871).  A  son  and  a  daughter  are  living.  The 
latter  married  the  Rev.  Frank  I.  Paradise  (Yale  1888).  Mps.  Fel- 
lowes died  in  1901. 

1857 

Henry  Powers,  son  of  Samuel  Powers  and  Elizabeth  (War- 
ner) Powers,  was  born  in  Hadley,  Mass.,  on  December  28,  1833. 
Owing  to  ill  health  he  left  college  near  the  end  of  Sophomore 
year,  and  sailed  for  Europe,  spending  about  a  year  and  a  half  in 
Germany,  mostly  in  Dresden,  and  in  the  spring  of  1857  journey- 
ing to  Turkey  and  Asia  Minor.  He  returned  to  the  United  Stales 
in  the  fall  of  that  year,  and  entered  the  Theological  Institute  of 
Connecticut  at  East  Windsor  (now  Hartford  Theological  Semi- 
nary). Upon  graduation  in  1860  he  also  received  the  degree  of 
Bachelor  of  Arts  from  Yale  College,  and  was  enrolled  with  his 
class. 


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He  was  licensed  to  preach  by  the  Hartford  Fourth  Association 
and  was  installed  pastor  of  the  Congregational  Church  in  Mitti- 
neague  (West  Springfield),  Mass.,  in  October,  1860,  and  remained 
there  until  the  spring  of  1863,  when  he  became  Field  Agent  of 
the  U.  S.  Christian  Commission  and  served  in  that  capacity  with 
the  armies  of  the  Cumberland,  Potomac  and  James  till  the  end 
of  the  Civil  War.  In  July,  1865,  he  was  installed  over  the  Second 
Congregational  Church  in  Danbury,  Conn.,  but  resigned  in 
March,  1869,  and  was  then  pastor  of  the  Elm  Place  Congrega- 
tional Church,  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  for  about  three  years,  when  he 
resigned  on  account  of  a  fundamental  change  in  his  theological 
views. 

Having  adopted  the  Unitarian  belief,  he  was  installed  Pastor 
of  the  Second  Congregational  Unitarian  Church,  in  New  York 
City,  known  as  the  Church  of  the  Messiah,  on  November  24,  1872, 
and  during  his  pastorate  of  two  years  brought  the  church  back 
to  harmony  and  prosperity.  He  then  accepted  a  call  to  the  Uni- 
tarian Church  in  Manchester,  N.  H.,  and  also  took  charge  of  the 
missionary  work  of  the  denomination  in  New  Hampshire.  He 
succeeded  in  largely  increasing  the  strength  and  numbers  of  the 
churches  in  the  State,  but  in  1883  a  series  of  family  misfortunes 
and  losses  compelled  him  to  give  up  the  ministry  and  go  into 
business. 

From  this  date  until  1892  he  was  actively  engaged  as  a  broker 
in  Wall  street.  New  York  City,  but  devoted  his  leisure  to  the 
study  of  social  and  political  economy  under  American  conditions. 
He  took  part  in  the  City  Municipal  League  campaign  in  1890,  lec- 
tured in  the  Public  School  Evening  Courses,  was  employed  by 
the  Republican  National  Committee  as  a  campaign  speaker  in 
1892  and  1900,  and  since  1892,  when  he  returned  to  Boston,  had 
devoted  all  his  time  to  writing  and  speaking  on  social,  industrial, 
and  political  subjects. 

Mr.  Powers  died  of  a  periurethral  abscess  at  the  Massachusetts 
General  Hospital  in  Boston,  on  December  12,  1903,  having  nearly 
completed  his  70th  year. 

He  married,  on  August  21,  1861,  Julia  Maria,  only  child  of 
Colonel  Samuel  Tudor  Wolcott,  of  South  Windsor,  Conn.,  and  had 
two  sons,  the  elder  of  whom  was  a  member  of  the  class  of  1886 
in  Harvard  University,  and  graduated  from  the  Harvard  Law 
School  in  1898.  Mrs.  Powers  died,  after  many  years  of  invalid- 
ism, on  October  14,  1891. 


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William  Boyd  Wilson,  son  of  Alexander  Culbertson  and 
Catherine  (Stine)  Wilson,  was  born  at  Lewistown,  Mifflin  County, 
Pa.,  on  April  3,  1834,  but  entered  college  from  Philadelphia. 

After  graduation  he  was  connected  with  the  early  development 
of  Ceredo,  Wayne  County,  W.  Va.,  and  in  the  fall  of  1857  started 
tho  Ceredo  Crescent^  which  he  edited  for  two  years.  In  Decem- 
ber, 1859,  he  leased  the  paper,  but  was  afterward  for  many  years 
occupied  in  the  business  management  of  the  Louisville  Courier- 
Journal.  He  also  engaged  in  farming,  and  in  1864  purchased  a 
farm  of  two  hundred  acres  at  Middletown,  near  Lexington,  Ky. 

His  life  was  very  active,  and  he  uniformly  enjoyed  the  best 
health.  His  death  was  due  to  heart  failure,  and  occurred  at  his 
home  near  Louisville,  Ky.,  on  August  23,  1903,  at  the  age  of  69 
years.  For  most  of  his  life  he  was  deacon,  elder,  or  trustee  of 
the  Presbyterian  church. 

He  married,  on  January  10,  1860,  Sallie  L.,  daughter  of  Basil 
and  Tabitha  (Mackoy)  Waring,  of  Greenup  County,  Ky.,  who 
survives  him  with  two  sons  and  two  daughters.  One  daughter 
died  in  1862.  One  son  is  a  graduate  of  the  Law  School  of  Wash- 
ington and  Lee  University. 

1858 

Abner  Weyman  Colgate,  son  of  Robert  and  Cornelia  Frances 
(Weyman)  Colgate,  was  born  in  New  York  City  on  August  30, 
1838. 

After  graduation  he  spent  six  months  in  travel  in  Europe,  and 
then  engaged  in  manufacturing  white  lead  and  linseed  oil,  at 
first  as  a  clerk,  but  from  1861  as  a  partner  with  his  father  in  the 
firm  of  R.  Colgate  &  Co.  in  New  York  City,  founders  of  the 
Atlantic  White  Lead  Co.,  which  had  an  extensive  manufactory 
in  Brooklyn.  He  retired  from  active  business  in  the  firm  in 
1878,  but  retained  his  private  office  until  1895. 

He  made  many  trips  abroad,  and  on  account  of  delicate  health 
spent  his  winters  for  some  ten  years  in  the  South  and  more 
recently  in  California,  where  he  died  suddenly  of  heart  failure  at 
Pasadena,  on  March  20,  1904.  He  was  in  his  66th  year.  Upon 
entering  business  he  resided  for  a  time  in  the  family  home  at 
Riverdale,  N.  Y.,  then  again  in  New  York  City,  but  since  1895 
his  home  had  been  in  Morristown,  N.  J.  There  he  carried  on 
astronomical  study  in  his  well-equipped  observatory,  and  showed 
much  skill  in  water-color  painting  and  in  architectural  design.    A 


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number  of  his  works  were  seen  at  exhibitions  of  the  American 
Water  Color  Society  and  Architectural  League.  He  was  a  mem- 
ber of  the  American  Museum  of  Natural  History,  the  Metropoli- 
tan Museum  of  Art,  and  the  American  Geographical  Society. 

Mr.  Colgate  married  in  New  York  City,  on  November  23, 
1860,  Charlotte  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Stephen  M.  and  Elizabeth 
A.  (Hoyt)  Blake.  She  died  in  1880,  and  in  1883  he  married 
Margaret,  daughter  of  George  and  Eliza  P.  (Kernochan)  Garr, 
who  survives  him.  He  had  no  children.  He  was  a  member  of 
Saint  Peter's  Protestant  Episcopal  Church,  Morristown. 

Ralph  Hastings  Cuttek,  son  of  John  Hastings  and  Susan 
(Pool)  Cutter,  was  born  in  Louisville,  Ky,,  on  November  4,  1835. 
During  the  third  term  of  Freshman  year  he  left  Yale  College  and 
took  his  Sophomore  and  part  of  Junior  year  at  Harvard,  but  in 
January,  1857,  he  returned  to  New  Haven  and  completed  his 
course  with  the  class. 

After  graduation  he  spent  two  months  in  the  office  of  Hon. 
Rufus  Choate  (Bartm.  1  819)  in  Boston,  and  later  studied  law  in 
Burlington,  Vt.,  but  for  over  ten  years  he  suffered  greatly  from 
ill  health.  He  was  at  home  in  Hollis,  N.  H.,  for  a  time,  and 
made  a  sea  voyage  to  California,  but  for  about  six  years  his  mind 
was  seriously  affected.  In  1869  he  fully  recovered  his  health, 
and  after  three  years  of  study  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  Nashua, 
N.  H.,  in  May,  1872,  and  practiced  there  until  the  autumn  of 
1877.  x^fter  spending  a  few  months  in  Boston,  he  went  to 
Georgia,  where  he  practiced  several  years  in  Bainbridge,  and 
short  periods  in  Barnesville  and  Gainsville.  In  March,  1883,  he 
was  appointed  United  States  Circuit  Court  Commissioner  for  the 
Northern  District  of  Georgia,  for  the  trial  of  offenders  against 
the  revenue  laws,  and  for  a  year  he  held  an  executive  position  in 
Dawson  (Ga.)  College.  Afterward  his  health  again  failed,  but 
life  on  a  farm  restored  his  vigor.  Later  he  practiced  in  Boston 
for  three  or  four  years,  and  was  then  in  Nashua,  N.  H.,  for  sev- 
eral years.  He  died  of  paralysis,  in  Taunton,  Mass.,  on  February 
19,  1904,  at  the  age  of  68  years.  He  w^as  much  interested  in 
theology  and  a  frequent  writer  for  magazines. 

Mr.  Cutter  married,  in  Bainbridge,  Ga.,  on  February  21,  1878, 
Mrs.  Mildred  Middleton  (Dickenson)  Hines,  daughter  of  James 
E.  and  Ellen  (Middleton)  Dickenson.  Of  their  children — one, 
son  and  three  daughters — the  youngest  daughter  died  in  earlyj 
childhood.     The  son  and  eldest  daughter  were  twins. 


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ENRY  RoYER,  SOU  of  Ilon.  Joseph  Royer,  Associate  Judge  of 
the  Courts  of  Montgomery  County,  and  Elizabeth  (Dewees) 
Royer,  was  born  in  Trappe,  Pa.,  on  July  9,  1837. 

After  graduation  he  took  up  the  study  of  law,  and  in  Feb- 
ruary, 1859,  entered  the  office  of  Hon.  Francis  W.  Hughes  in 
Pottsville,  Pa.  He  continued  there  over  two  years,  and  was 
then  admitted  to  the  bar. 

On  Septeniber  23,  1861,  he  was  made  First-Lieutenant  of  Com- 
pany H,  96th  Pennsylvania  Infantry,  and  on  March  4,  1862, 
became  Captain  of  the  same  company.  He  resigned  on  January 
11,  1863,  but  on  July  6  of  the  same  year  was  made  Colonel  of 
the  53d  Pennsylvania  Volunteer  Militia.  Six  weeks  later  this 
regiment  was  mustered  out  of  service,  and  he  resumed  his  prac- 
tice in  Pottsville.  In  December,  1864,  he  retired  from  the  law 
and  engaged  in  the  dry  goods  business  in  Pottsville  as  a  member 
of  the  firm  of  Whitfield  &  Royer. 

In  1865  he  purchased  a  farm  in  Schuylkill  County,  Pa.,  and  to 
this  he  devoted  his  exclusive  attention  from  1872  to  1875.  He 
then  resumed  the  dry  goods  business,  and  in  1890  admitted  his 
son  to  partnership,  the  firm  thereafter  being  H.  Royer  &  Son. 
Unremitting  application  to  work  broke  down  his  health,  and  in 
September,  1893,  he  went  to  Denver,  Col.,  where  he  remained 
until  the  spring  of  1897.  His  health  seeming  then  to  be  entirely 
reestablished  he  returned  home,  but  in  the  latter  part  of  the  same 
year  he  again  went  to  Denver,  where  he  died  suddenly  of  heart 
failure  on  February  12,  1903.  He  was  in  the  66th  year  of  his 
age.  / 

He  married  in  Hagerstown,  Md.,  on  October  13,  1862,  Mary 
M.,  daughter  of  Joseph  and  Ellen  (Dornan)  Whitfield,  of  Potts- 
ville, Pa.,  and  had  one  son  and  two  daughters,  of  whom  the  elder 
daughter  graduated  from  Smith  College  in  1895.  Mrs.  Royer's 
death  preceded  his  own  by  one  year.  One  son  and  two  daughters 
survive  him,  also  two  brothers,  one  of  whom  graduated  from 
Princeton  College  in  1842,  and  both  of  whom  received  the  degree 
of  M.D.  from  the  University  of  Pennsylvania — in  1843  and  1845, 
respectively. 

George  Edward  Street,  son  of  Colonel  Thaddeus  and  Mar- 
tlia  Davenport  (Reynolds)  Street,  was  born  in  Cheshire,  Conn., 
on  June  18,  1835. 

After  graduation  he  taught  the  High  School  in  Stonington, 
Conn.,  two  years,  .and  then  entered  Andover  Theological  Semi- 


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nary,  graduating  therefrom  in  1863.  From  the  middle  of  Febru- 
ary to  the  last  of  April  of  that  year  he  was  in  the  service  of  the 
LT.  S.  Christian  Commission,  mostly  at  Potomac  Creek  and 
Stoneman's  Switch,  near  Fredericksburg,  Va.  He  was  prevented 
from  accepting  the  chaplaincy  of  the  63d  Pennsylvania  Infantry 
by  an  attack  of  diphtheria. 

After  preaching  several  months  at  Wiscasset,  Me,  he  was 
ordained  pastor  of  the  Congregational  church  on  April  6,  1864, 
and  remained  there  until  February  28,  1871.  On  March  30,  he 
was  installed  over  the  Second  (now  Phillips)  Congregational 
Church  in  Exeter,  N.  H.,  beginning  a  pastorate  which  continued 
most  happily  for  twenty-eight  years,  when  he  was  made  pastor 
emeritus  and  granted  the  free  use  of  the  parsonage  for  life.  He 
left  a  permanent  impress  upon  the  lives  of  many  of  the  students 
of  Phillips  Academy,  and  was  deeply  interested  in  the  higher 
life  of  the  community.  He  did  much  to  secure  the  improvement 
of  Gilman  Park,  of  which  he  was  trustee,  and  at  the  two 
hundred  and  fiftieth  anniversary  of  the  town,  in  1888,  secured 
the  erection  of  a  monument  marking  the  spot  where  White- 
field  preached  his  last  sermon.  Through  ecclesiastical  gather- 
ings and  in  other  ways  he  exerted  a  wide  influence  in  the  State, 
and  was  the  first  President  of  the  Piscataqua  Congregational 
Club.  'In  1897  he  was  elected  a  (^orporate  member  of  the  Ameri- 
can Board  of  Commissioners  for  Foreign  Missions.  He  received 
the  honorary  degree  of  Doctor  of  Divinity  from  Dartmouth 
College  in  1900. 

He  made  several  trips  abroad,  spending  a  year,  in  1883-84,  in 
Europe  and  Palestine,  and  in  1891  attending  the  International 
Congregational  Council  in  London  as  a  delegate.  He  frequently 
described  his  travels  in  letters  in  the  local  press,  to  which  he 
also  contributed  articles  on  topics  of  special  interest.  He  pub- 
lished a  number  of  biographical  sermons,  among  them  memo- 
rial addresses  on  Rev.  Erasmus  D.  Eldridge,  Amos  Tuck  and 
John  Phillips,  D.D.,  also  a  '*  Commemorative  Discourse  on  the 
Fifty-seventh  Anniversary  of  the  Reorganization  of  the  Second 
Church,  Exeter,"  1889,  and  had  completed  for  early  publication, 
"  Mount  Desert,  in  History,  Literature  and  Modern  Life,"  having 
had  for  many  years  a  summer  home  at  Southwest  Harbor  on  that 
island. 

Dr.  Street  died  of  heart  disease  at  the  home  of  his  son-in-law, 
Rev.  William  W.  Ranney,  in  Hartford,  Conn,  on  December  26, 
1903,  at  the  age  of  68  years. 


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He  married,  on  September  7,  1865,  Mary  Evarts,  youngest 
daughter  of  Rev.  Rufus  Anderson,  D.D.,  LL.D.  (Bowdoin  1818), 
for  nearly  thirty-five  years  Foreign  Secretary  of  the  American 
Board,  and  Eliza  (Hill)  Anderson,  and  had  one  son  and  three 
daughters,  of  whom  the  son  and  one  daughter,  with  their  mother, 
survive.  The  son  graduated  from  the  Academical  Department 
in  1891. 

1859 

HE>fiiY  MA.RTYN  BoiES,  SOU  of  Joscph  Miltou  and  Electa  Caro- 
line (Laflin)  Boies,  was  born  at  Lee,  Mass.,  on  August  18,  1837, 
but  entered  the  class  from  Saugerties,  N,  Y.  He  passed  a  portion 
of  the  first  term  of  the  previous  year  as  a  Freshman  in  the  pre- 
ceding class. 

Part  of  the  year  after  graduation  he  spent  in  Chicago,  where 
he  joined  the  Zouaves,  organized  by  Colonel  Elmer  E.  Ellsworth, 
and  then  returned  to  Saugerties.  During  the  next  four  or  five 
years  he  was  engaged  in  the  freighting  and  forwarding  business  in 
the  firm  of  Silver  &  Boies.  Part  of  this  time  he  resided  at 
Tivoli,  on  the  opposite  bank  of  the  Hudson  River,  where  he  was 
also  Postmaster.  In  the  fall  of  1865  he  settled  in  Scranton,  Pa., 
and  entered  the  firm  of  Laflin,  Boies  &  Turck,  which,  in  1869, 
was  consolidated  with  the  Moosic  Powder  Company,  and  of  this 
he  was  President  for  over  30  years.  In  order  to  prevent  the 
many  fatal  accidents  due  to  careless  handling  of  cartridges  by 
lamplight,  he  invented  a  cartridge  package  which  was  extensively 
used.  In  1882  he  became  President  of  the  Dickson  Manufactur- 
ing Company,  which  he  reorganized,  enlarging  and  improving  its 
property,  and  four  years  later  built  the  Boies  Steel  Car  Wheel 
Works  for  the  manufacture  of  an  improved  steel-tired  car  wheel 
of  his  own  invention.  He  was  also  President  of  the  Enterprise 
Powder  Manufacturing  Company,  and  a  director  of  other  leading 
manufacturing  companies,  one  of  the  incorporators  and  for  ,ten 
years  director  of  the  Third  National  Bank,  and  in  1887  was 
elected  President  of  the  Board  of  Trade  of  Scranton.  He  was 
a  member  of  the  executive  committee  of  the  Municipal  League, 
a  trustee  of  the  Scranton  Public  Library,  and  at  one  time  a  mem- 
ber of  the  City  Board  of  Public  Instruction.  In  1884  he  was  a 
delegate  to  the  Republican  National  Convention  in  Chicago. 

During  the  labor  troubles  of  1877  he  organized  the  City  Guard, 
of  which  he  was  chosen  Commander,  and  when  this  body  was 
mustered   into   the   National   Guard   he  became  Major.     In  1878 


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the  independent  companies  were  consolidated  with  the  battalion 
to  form  the  Thirteenth  Regiment,  and  of  this  he  was  appointed 
Colonel.  He  brought  the  regiment  to  a  high  degree  of  efficiency, 
but  at  the  end  of  live  years  business  duties  compelled  him  to 
decline  a  reelection. 

Colonel  Boise  was  appointed  a  member  of  the  Board  of  Public 
Charities  of  Pennsylvania  in  1886,  serving  on  the  executive  com- 
mittee and  committee  on  lunacy.  He  was  a  member  of  the 
National  Prison  Association,  and  various  other  philanthropic 
societies.  As  a  result  of  thorough  study  of  crime  and  pauperism 
he  published,  in  1893,  "  Prisoners  and  Paupers,"  and  in  1901, 
"  The  Science  of  Penology."  He  wrote  lor  Harper's  Magazine 
(1880)  on  the  National  Guard,  and  occasionally  contributed  to 
trade  periodicals. 

He  ti'aveled  widely  and  gathered  many  curiosities  and  a  choice 
collection  of  orchids.  With  the  religious  interests  of  the  city  and 
state  he  was  actively  identified,  having  been  President  of  the  Trus- 
tees of  the  Second  Presbyterian  Church  since  1884,  Secretary  and 
Trustee  of  the  Lackawanna  County  Bible  Society,  Trustee  of  the 
Young  Women's  Christian  Association,  Trustee  of  the  Young 
Men's  Christian  Association  and  President  of  the  same  from 
1870  to  1874,  and  from  1888  to  1890;  member  for  many  years  of 
the  State  Executive  Committee  of  the  Young  Men's  Christian 
Association.  While  on  his  way  home  from  a  mission  to  Wash- 
ington in  behalf  of  the  State  Convention  of  that  association  which 
was  to  be  held  in  Scranton,  he  was  taken  ill  on  the  train  and 
died  of  angina  pectoris  in  Wilkes-Barr6,  on  December  12,  1903. 
He  was  66  years  of  age. 

He  married,  on  December  26,  1861,  Emma  G.,  sister  of  his 
classmate,  Thomas  Chalmers  Brainerd,  and  daughter  of  Rev. 
Tliomas  Brainerd,  D.D,,  and  Mary  (Whiting)  Brainerd,  of 
Philadelphia,  by  whom  he  had  a  son  and  daughter.  After  the 
death  of  his  first  wife,  in  1870,  he  married  Elizabeth,  daughter  of 
Thomas  and  Mary  (Marvine)  Dickson,  of  Scranton.  By  this 
marriage  he  had  six  children — three  daughters  and  three  sons. 
A  son  by  the  first  marriage  (Yale  1888),  and  two  daughters  and 
one  son  (a  member  of  the  Senior  class  in  Yale  College)  by  the 
second  marriage,  survive  him. 

Burton  Norvell  Harrison,  son  of  Jesse  Burton  Harrison,  of 
the  New  Orleans  bar,  but  formerly   of  Virginia,  and   of  Frances 


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(Brand)  Harrison,  was  born  on  July  6,  1838,  in  New  Orleans,  La., 
and  entered  Yale  the  second  term  of  Freshman  year  from  the 
University  of  Mississippi. 

In  the  autumn  after  graduation,  at  the  invitation  of  President 
Frederic  A.  P.  Barnard,  he  became  Assistant  Professor  of  Physics 
and  Tutor  in  Mathematics  and  Astronomy  at  the  University  of 
Mississippi.  Upon  the  outbreak  of  the  Civil  War  he  resigned 
his  position  to  enlist  in  the  Confederate  army,  but  was  intercepted 
by  a  telegram  from  Jefferson  Davis,  asking  him  to  become  his 
Private  Secretary  at  Richmond.  He  accepted,  and  remained 
with  Mr.  Davis  to  the  end  of  the  war.  He  was  captured  in  April, 
1865,  and  imprisoned  for  nine  months.  For  two  months  he  was 
kept  in  solitary  confinement  in  the  Naval  Prison  of  the  Arsenal 
at  Washington,  but  in  January,  1866,  through  the  intervention 
of  Francis  P.  Blair  with  President  Johnson,  he  was  released.  A 
narrative  of  his  capture,  written  by  himself,  was  published  in 
the  Century  Magazine  in  1883. 

Mr.  Harrison  had  commenced  the  study  of  law  in  the  Univer- 
sity of  Mississippi,  and  during  the- latter  part  of  his  imprison- 
ment at  Fort  Delaware  was  able  to  continue  it  with  books  sent 
him  by  his  classmates  Eugene  Schuyler  and  Samuel  D.  Page. 
After  a  journey  to  Europe  he  entered  the  law  office  of  Judge 
Fullerton  in  New  York  City,  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  Decem- 
ber, 1866,  and  since  1867  had  practiced  in  that  city.  A  brief 
partnership  with  his  friend  and  former  college  mate  (Charles 
H.  Wesson,  Yale  1863)  was  terminated  by  the  death  of  the 
latter,  after  which  he  practiced  alone.  He  was  a  wise  coun- 
selor, and  conspicuously  successful  before  juries  and  in  the 
higher  courts.  He  always  took  an  active  interest  in  political 
matters  and  was  Secretary  to  Mayor  Wickham  in  1875-76,  and 
did  effective  service  in  the  prosecution  of  the  Tweed  ring.  Dur- 
ing Mr.  Cleveland's  second  administration  he  declined  the 
appointment  of  Ambassador  to  Rome,  and  afterward  that  of 
First  Secretary  of  State. 

Mr.  Harrison  died  of  heart  failure,  at  Washington,  D.  C,  on 
March  30,  1904,  in  the  66th  year  of  his  age. 

He  married,  on  November  25,  1867,  Constance,  daughter  of 
Archibald  and  Monimia  (Fairfax)  Cary,  of  Virginia,  and  had 
three  sons,  who  are  graduates  of  the  Academical  Department,  in 
1890,  1895,  and  1898,  respectively.  Mrs.  Harrison  is  well  known 
as  an  author. 


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I860 

Erastus  Chittenden  Beach,  son  of  Charles  and  Fanny 
(Mansir)  Beach,  was  born  in  the  town  of  Barker,  Broome  County, 
N.  Y.,  on  July  24,  1834. 

After  graduation  he  devoted  much  of  his  life  to  teaching,  first 
for  about  a  year  at  West  Chester,  Pa.,  a  short  time  at  Coopers- 
town,  N.  Y.,  and  then  a  year  or  more  at  Albion,  Wise.  In  Se})- 
tember,  1864,  he  became  Principal  of  the  Cortland  Village 
(N.  Y.)  Academy,  and  in  July,  1866,  of  the  Plainfield  (N.  J.) 
High  School.  In  1868  he  taught  at  Whitney's  Point,  N.  Y.,  and 
then  turned  his  attention  to  fruit  raising  in  Yineland,  N.  J. 
After  an  experience  of  a  year  or  two  in  this,  he  resumed  teach- 
ing, removing  to  Hanover,  Pa.  In  1875  he  engaged  in  the  drug 
business  at  Newport,  Pa.,  but  in  1885  moved  to  Cortland, 
N.  Y.,  where  he  afterward  resided,  and  where  he  died  after  an 
illness  of  over  three  years  from  paralysis,  on  May  17,  1903,  in 
the  69th  year  of  his  age.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Presbyterian 
Church  from  earlj'^  manhood. 

He  married,  on  July  12,  1865,  Mary  C,  daughter  of  Martin 
and. Margaret  (Keep)  Merrick,  of  Cortland,  N".  Y.,  who  survives 
him.  His  only  child  died  while  a  senior  at  Cornell  University  in 
1893. 

1861 

Theron  Baldwin,  son  of  Rev.  Theron  Baldwin,  D.D.  (Yale 
1827)  and  Caroline  (Wilder)  Baldwin,  was  born  on  March  12, 
1837,  in  Jacksonville,  111.,  where  his  father  was  at  the  time  sta- 
tioned as  Agent  of  the  American  Home  Missionary  Society  for 
Illinois.  His  father  was  active  in  procuring  the  charter  of  Illi- 
nois College,  and  for  nearly  twenty  years  was  Corresponding 
Secretary  of  the  Society  for  the  Promotion  of  Collegiate  and 
Theological  Education  at  the  West.  During  his  Senior  year  in 
college  the  son  was  President  of  the  Beethoven  Society. 

After  graduation  he  was  for  nearly  thirty  years  engaged  in 
different  lines  of  business  in  New  York  City,  also  residing  there 
after  about  1876,  but  previous  to  that  date  making  his  home  in 
Orange,  N.  J.  The  year  after  graduation  he  was  in  the  United 
States  Quartermaster's  office,  and  the  next  four  years  Deputy 
Collector  in  the  Eighth  Internal  Revenue  District.  Early  in  1867 
he  entered  the  printing  establishment  of  John  F.  Trow,  and  in 
May  of  the  same  year  formed  a  partnership  with  him  in  the  firm 
of  John  F.  Trow  &  Co.     In  the  fall  of  1869  he  became  corre- 


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sponclent  for  Tiffany  &  Co.,  Union  Square,  remaining  there  until 
the  summer  of  1872,  when  he  entered  the  firm  of  R.  W.  Smith  & 
Co.,  bookbinders.  In  1878-79  he  was  connected  with  the  Chase 
National  Bank,  in  1880-81  with  the  New  York,  New  England 
and  Western  Investment  Company,  and  then  became  a  bond  and 
stock  broker,  with  an  ofiice  on  Pine  street.  He  afterward  returned 
to  Tiffany  &  Co.  as  chief  correspondence  clerk,  and  remained 
with  them  until  about  1898,  when  his  health  began  to  fail,  and 
he  was  subsequently  unable  to  engage  in  any  permanent  business. 
After  an  illness  of  ten  months  from  Bright's  disease  he  died  at 
the  hospital  in  Bryn  Mawr,  Pa.,  on  October  24,  1901,  at  the  age 
of  64  years. 

He  married,  on  September  27,  1862,  Mrs.  Julia  T.  Cooley, 
daughter  of  Dr.  Charles  Steele  Thomson  (M.D.  Yale  1822),  of 
New  Haven,  Conn.  Mrs.  Baldwin  died  in  1898,  and  one  daughter 
only  survives,  a  younger  daughter  and  son  having  died. 

Francis  Ritter  Schmucker,  son  of  Jacob  and  Mary  Ann 
Schmucker,  was  born  in  the  township  of  Oley,  near  Reading, 
Pa.,  on  May  24,  1838.  He  entered  college  from  Reading  with 
the  class  of  1860,  but  in  Junior  year  joined  the  class  of  1861. 

Upon  graduation  he  at  once  began  reading  law  with  Charles 
Davis,  Esq.,  of  Reading.  In  the  summer  of  1862  he  answered  the 
call  to  the  service  of  his  country,  and  on  August  15  was  commis- 
sioned First  Lieutenant,  Company  A,  One  Hundred  and  Twenty- 
eighth  Regiment,  Pennsylvania  Volunteers.  The  day  before 
the  regiment  left  Harrisburg  he  was  admitted  to  the  bar.  In 
September  he  took  part  in  the  battle  of  Antietam.  On  Feb.  1, 
1863,  he  was  made  Captain,  and  in  May  following  was  in  the 
battle  of  Chancellorsville.  At  the  expiration  of  his  nine  months' 
term  of  service  he  was  mustered  out,  but  when  General  Lee  made 
a  second  invasion  of  Pennsylvania,  he  again  volunteered,  and  was 
elected  Captain  of  Company  C,  Forty-second  Regiment,  Pennsyl- 
vania Militia,  but  shortly  afterward  (on  July  6,  1863)  accepted 
the  more  agreeable  appointment  of  Adjutant,  with  rank  of  First 
Lieutenant.  On  August  1 2  he  retired  from  service,  and  for  a  few 
years  afterward  practiced  law  in  Reading. 

Then,  his  health  having  failed,  he  took  up  the  study  of  medi- 
cine at  the  New  York  Homeopathic  Medical  College  and  grad- 
uated in  1873.  Beginning  the  practice  of  this  profession  in  Pitts- 
burg, Pa.,  in  1874  he  returned  to  Reading,  where  he  continued  in 


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practice  for  twenty-eight  years,  winning  higli  esteem  for  his  skill, 
and  beloved  by  all  with  whom  he  came  in  contact.  He  was  a  fre- 
quent contributor  to  American  and  English  medical  journals,  and 
at  the  first  graduation  of  the  Training  School  for  Nurses  con- 
nected with  the  Homeopathic  Hospital  of  Reading  he  gave  an 
address  on  Hospitals  and  Professional  Nursing. 

For  nearly  forty  years  he  was  a  member  of  the  First  Presby- 
terian Church  of  Reading,  and  for  many  years  an  elder.  He 
suffered  more  or  less  from  ill  health  for  several  years,  but  died 
after  an  illness  of  four  weeks  from  tuberculosis  of  the  bowels,  on 
March  2,  1902. 

He  married,  on  August  31,  1865,  Emma  C,  daughter  of 
William  S.  and  Sarah  A.  Young,  of  Allentown,  Pa.,  and  had  five 
sons  and  four  daughters.  The  daughters  all  died  at  an  early  age, 
but  the  sons,  with  their  mother,  survive. 

1862 

William  Henry  Harrison  Murray,  son  of  Dickinson  and 
Sally  (Munger)  Murray,  was  born  on  April  23,  1840,  in  Guilford, 
Conn. 

After  graduation  he  entered  an  advanced  class  in  the  Theo- 
logical Institute  of  Conneeiicut,  at  East  Windsor  (now  Hartford 
Theological  Seminary),  and,  after  spending  a  year  there,  contin- 
ued his  studies  under  Rev.  Edwin  F.  Hatfield,  D.D.,in  New  York 
City,  where  he  also  acted  as  the  latter's  assistant  in  the  ministry 
for  a  short  time.  He  then  preached  in  Connecticut  for  five  years, 
serving  the  First  Congregational  Church,  Washington,  Litchfield 
County,  the  Second  Congregational  Church,  Greenwich,  and  the 
Second  Congregational  Church,  Meriden,  and  receiving  from  each 
of  these  churches  a  call  to  the  pastorate  at  the  termination  of  his 
engagement.  From  Meriden  he  went  to  the  Park  Street  Church, 
Boston,  Mass.,  where  he  acquired  a  wide  reputation  as  a  pulpit 
orator.  In  1874  he  left  the  work  at  Park  Street  to  take  charge 
of  the  Music  Hall  Independent  Congregational  Church,  and  for 
three  years  drew  great  audiences. 

He  then  left  the  ministry  and  for  about  seven  years  devoted 
himself  to  rest,  travel,  and  study.  During  a  part  of  this  time  he 
lived  in  Texas,  and  was  engaged  in  various  business  enterprises. 
Afterward  he  returned  to  the  old  homestead  in  Guilford,  where 
he  had  since  resided.  He  always. had  an  especial  fondness  for 
horses,  and  was  a  breeder  of  thoroughbred  stock  on  his  farm. 


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[Mr.  Murray  became  famous  as  a  writer,  by  the  publication  of 
his  "Adventures  in  the  Wilderness  "  in  1868.  These  were  first 
written  as  vacation  letters  for  a  local  paper,  and  brought  to  many 
their  earliest  knowledge  of  the  beauties  of  the  Adirondacks.  His 
other  works  include:  "Music  Hall  Sermons,"  two  series,  1870-'73  ; 
"Park  Street  Pulpit,"  two  series,  1870-71;  "The  Perfect  Horse," 
1873;  "Adirondack  Tales,"  6  vols.,  1877-97;  "Daylight  Land," 
1888,  "Mamelons"  and  "Ungava,"  two  Canadian  idylls,  1890  ; 
"Holiday  Tales,"  1897;  "  Appletree's  Easter,"  1900,  and  other 
tales.  During  many  years  he  had  marked  success  as  a  lecturer, 
and  during  later  years  very  frequently  read  in  public  his  story, 
"  John  Norton's  Christmas." 

Mr.  Murray  was  a  sufferer  from  kidney  trouble  for  two  years, 
and  died  at  his  home  in  Guilford,  on  March  3,  1904,  in  the  64th 
year  of  his  age. 

He  married,  August  8,  1862,  Miss  Issie  M.  Hull,  of  Oxford, 
Conn.,  who  separated  from  him  in  1886.  He  then  married  Miss 
Frances  Mary  Rivers,  of  New  Brunswick,  Canada,  by  whom  he 
had  four  daughters,  who,  with  their  mother,  survive  him.  He 
devoted  himself  with  great  interest  to  the  education  of  his  daugh- 
ters, describing  his  methods  in  a  volume  published  in  1901. 

William  Wallace  Seelt,  son  of  John  Holcroft  and  Louisiana 
(Coburn)  Seely,  was  born  on  August  17,  1838,  at  Ludlow,  Morgan 
County,  O.,  but  entered  college  from  Beverly,  Washington 
County,  in  the  same  State. 

He  graduated  from  the  Medical  College  of  Ohio  in  March,  1864, 
after  which  he  was  Demonstrator  of  Anatomy  there  for  about  two 
years,  meanwhile  giving  special  study  to  the  eye  and  ear,  and  then 
continuing  these  studies  in  Vienna,  Berlin  and  Paris.  In  1866  he 
was  elected  Professor  of  Ophthalmology  and  Otology  in  the  Medical 
College  of  Ohio, — a  chair  which  was  created  for  him, — and  in  1867 
entered  upon  the  duties  for  which  his  thorough  knowledge,  pro- 
gressive spirit,  and  enthusiasm  as  a  teacher  fitted  him,  and  which 
he  discharged  with  great  acceptance  till  his  resignation  in  1900. 
In  1881  he  was  made  Dean  of  the  Faculty,  and  so  remained  until 
1900,  four  years  after  its  absorption  in  the  University  of  Cincin- 
nati. From  1879  to  1882  he  was  also  Lecturer  on  Ophthalmology, 
and  from  1882  to  1889  Professor  of  the  same  in  the  Medical 
Department  of  Dartmouth  College,  delivering  his  lectures  at 
Hanover  yearly  in  August.  He  made  many  trips  abroad  for 
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He  was  Oculist  at  the  Cincinnati  Hospital  a  number  of  years, 
and  at  the  Samaritan  Hospital  from  1866.  He  was  a  mem- 
ber of  the  Ophthalmological  and  Otological  Societies  from  their 
formation,  and  for  these  and  for  medical  publications  he  wrote 
many  reports  and  articles.  He  was  identified  with  other  interests 
outside  of  his  profession,  being  a  Director  of  the  Cincinnati  Col- 
lege of  Music  and  the  Cincinnati  Museum,  and  he  was  twice 
President  of  the  Yale  Club  of  Cincinnati,  in  1880-1  and  in  1888-9. 

Dr.  Seely  died  of  angina  pectoris  at  his  home  in  Cincinnati,  O., 
on  November  V,  1903,  at  the  age  of  65. 

He  married,  on  April  28,  1870,  Helen,  daughter  of  Michael  H. 
and  Elizabeth  David  (Kilham)  Simpson,  of  Boston,  Mass.,  who  sur- 
vives him  with  their  three  daughters.  The  eldest  daughter  mar- 
ried Arthur  Espy  (Yale  1890). 

1863 

Robert  George  Stephen  McNeille,  son  of  Perry  R.  and 
Hannah  (Shepherdson)  McNeille,  was  born  on  April  1,  1841,  at 
Philadelphia,  Pa.  During  Sophomore  year,  in  the  fall  of  1860, 
with  Rev.  Thomas  J.  Brown,  D.D.  (Yale  1865),  he  started  Bethany 
Sunday  school,  in  Oak  street.  New  Haven,  the  conduct  of  which 
has  remained  largely  with  the  students  since  then. 

In  the  fall  after  graduation  he  entered  the  law  office  of  George 
M.  Wharton,  Esq.,  in  Philadelphia,  and  was  admitted  to  the  bar 
in  that  city  in  January,  1866.  With  Jesse  Cox,  Esq.,  of  Chicago, 
he  formed  the  law  firm  of  McNeille  &  Cox,  but  in  January,  1868, 
he  retired  from  the  bar.  He  then  entered  the  Yale  Theological 
Seminary,  and  received  the  degree  of  Bachelor  of  Divinity  in 
1«870.  He  was  licensed  to  preach  by  the  New  Haven  West  Asso- 
ciation in  1869,  and  on  May  12,  1870,  was  ordained  the  first  pastor 
of  the  East  (now  Humphrey  Street)  Congregational  Church,  where 
he  remained  a  year  and  a  half.  From  April,  1872,  to  Novem- 
ber, 1877,  he  was  pastor  of  the  Porter  (Congregational)  Church 
in  Brockton,  Mass.,  and  for  fifteen  years  afterward  of  the  Second 
Congregational  Church  in  Bridgeport,  Conn.  Both  churches  were 
greatly  strengthened  during  his  pastorate.  From  1882  to  1887 
he  was  Chaplain  of  the  Fourth  Regiment,  Connecticut  National 
Guard.  Upon  leaving  Bridgeport  he  resided  in  New  Haven  and 
at  his  Southern  home  at  Pine  Bluff,  N.  C,  until  1899,  when  he 
resumed  preaching  at  the  Congregational  Church  in  Union ville, 
Conn.    'J'here  he  continued  as  acting  pastor  until  February,  1902, 


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en  ill  health  obliged  him  to  give  up  ministerial  work.  Since 
then  he  had  lived  at  Roselle,  N.  J.,  where  he  died  of  heart  trouble, 
on  October  19,  1903,  at  the  age  of  62  years. 

He  married,  on  May  16,  1871,  Ellen  Louisa,  daughter  of  Wat- 
son V.  and  Louisa  (Bacon)  Coe,  of  New  Haven,  who,  with  four 
sons  and  one  daughter,  survives  him.  One  son  graduated  from 
Yale  College  in  1897. 

Haklan  Page  Parmelee,  son  of  Charles  Rollin  and  Susan 
(Dickenson)  Parmelee,  was  born  on  July  17,  1838,  at  Naperville, 
111.,  but  entered  college  from  Morris,  in  that  State. 

After  graduation  he  spent  a  year  teaching  in  Lisbon,  Kendall 
County,  111.,  and  then,  in  October,  1864,  entered  the  Harvard  Law 
School.  During  the  vacations  of  his  law  course  he  taught  at 
West  Dedham,  Mass.,  and  North  Stonington,  Conn.  From  Cam- 
bridge he  went  to  Chicago,  where  he  was  in  the  law  office  of 
Storrs  &  Johnston  (the  latter  his  classmate)  for  a  year,  and  then 
practiced  by  himself,  until  failing  health  caused  his  removal  to 
Denver,  Col.  There  he  was  elected  City  Clerk  in  1877,  and  re- 
elected in  the  two  following  years.  He  then  returned  to  Illinois, 
and  resided  in  Decatur  for  a  short  time,  but  found  it  advisable  to 
go  back  to  Denver,  where  he  established  himself  as  a  real  estate 
lawyer.  He  died  there  on  December  8,  1903,  at  the  age  of  65 
years. 

He  married,  on  February  15,  1872,  Marietta,  daughter  of  Wil- 
liam and  Eliza  Osborn,  of  Chicago,  who  survives  him  with  two 
daughters,  the  sons  having  died. 

William  Collins  Whitney,  son  of  General  James  ScoUy 
Whitney,  for  many  years  a  Democratic  leader  in  Massachusetts, 
was  born  in  Conway,  in  that  State,  on  July  5,  1841,  but  entered 
college  from  Springfield,  Mass.,  where  his  father  was  at  the  time 
Superintendent  of  the  United  States  Armory.  His  mother  was 
Laurinda  (Collins)  Whitney. 

After  graduation  he  took  a  course  at  the  Harvard  Law  School, 
then  entered  the  office  of  Hon.  Abraham  R.  Lawrence,  afterward 
Justice  of  the  Supreme  Court  of  New  York.  On  his  admission 
to  the  bar  he  began  practice  in  1865  with  his  classmate,  Henry 
Farnam  Diraock  (who  married  Mr.  Whitney's  sister),  under  the 
firm  name  of  Dimock  &  Whitney.  Mr.  Dimock  withdrew  in 
1870,  and  the  following  year  Mr.  Whitney  formed  a  partnership 


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with  Frederic  H.  Belts,  LL.D.  (Yale  1864)  under  the  name  of 
Whitney  &  Betts,  which  continued  until  ISVG.  Among  many 
important  cases  in  which  he  was  counsel  was  the  action  for  libel 
brought  by  Charles  Reade  against  the  editor  of  The  Hound  Table 
on  account  of  a  criticism  of  the  novel  "  Griffith  Gaunt."  In  this 
he  successfully  conducted  the  defense.  He  was  early  sought  as 
counsel  of  life  insurance  companies,  railroads,  and  other  large 
corporations. 

In  1871  he  was  one  of  the  oj'ganizers  of  the  Young  Men's  Dem- 
ocratic Club,  and  was  active  in  the  movement  which  overthrew 
the  Tweed  Ring.  In  1872  and  for  some  years  following  he 
was  school  trustee  in  one  of  the  wards  of  the  city.  He  was 
appointed  Counsel  to  the  Corporation  of  the  City  of  New  York, 
on  August  9,  1875,  and  was  twice  reappointed,  resigning  the  office 
November  6,  1882,  two  years  before  the  expiration  of  his  term, 
after  a  service  of  marked  efficiency  and  great  benefit  to  the  pub- 
lic interest.  He  became  a  leader  in  the  direction  and  policy  of 
the  County  Democracy,  and  at  the  Chicago  Convention  in  1884 
he  skillfully  exerted  a  powerful  influence  for  Mr.  Cleveland. 

He  continued  in  the  practice  of  his  profession  until  March, 
1885,  when  he  became  Secretary  of  the  Navy,  and  held  the  posi- 
tion until  the  close  of  President  Cleveland's  administration  in 
1889.  Believing  that  in  the  matter  of  naval  construction  the 
United  States  should  be  independent  of  all  other  countries,  he 
brought  about  such  improvements  in  steel  manufacture  that  it 
became  possible  for  the  first  time  to  fully  equip  American  war 
vessels  with  an  armament  produced  at  home.  The  additions  to 
the  Navy  made  under  his  direction  brought  the  United  States  to 
a  high  rank  among  the  nations  as  a  naval  power.  In  recognition 
of  his  services  to  the  country  he  received  the  degree  of  Doctor  of 
Laws  from  Yale  University  in  1888. 

On  Mr.  Whitney's  retirement  from  the  Cabinet,  he  devoted 
himself  to  private  business  interests,  and  immediately  became 
prominent  as  a  financier  and  promoter  of  vast  enterprises.  Re- 
turning to  New  York,  he  turned  his  attention  to  the  problem  of 
urban  railway  transportation.  Within  a  few  years  he  developed 
from  a  single  company,  by  reorganization  and  consolidation,  the 
Metropolitan  Street  Railway,  which  bought  out  its  only  rival,  and 
was  in  turn  merged  into  the  Interurbau  Street  Railway  Co. 
Although  tor  several  years  he  held  no  visible  office  or  connection 
with  the  system,  he  controlled  its  operations  and  secured  the  re- 


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suits  he  sought  through  others.  His  judgment  in  selecting  men 
to  carry  out  his  plans  was  unerring. 

In  1902  he  retired  from  active  business,  but  continued  to  influ- 
ence by  his  counsels  most  important  and  varied  interests.  He 
was  a  trustee  of  the  Consolidated  Gas  Co.,  a  director  in  the  Met- 
ropolitan Opera  and  Real  Estate  Co.,  Metropolitan  Steamship 
Co.,  New  York  Loan  and  Investment  Co.,  Manufacturing  Invest- 
ment Co.,  Mergenthaler  Linotype  Co.,  the  Guggenheim  Explora- 
tion Co.,  the  Cuba  Co.,  various  local  banks,  and  other  business 
corporations,  and  a  member  of  many  of  the  prominent  political, 
business,  and  social  organizations  of  the  city. 

With  the  great  increase  in  his  wealth  he  took  pleasure  in  the 
purchase  and  development  of  immense  estates,  and  for  the  last 
six  years  he  had  striven  with  success  for  a  higher  standard  in  all 
matters  connected  with  the  turf. 

Mr.  Whitney  died  at  his  home  in  New  York  of  peritonitis  and 
blood  poisoning  following  an  operation  lor  appendicitis,  on  Feb- 
ruary 2,  1904.     He  was  in  the  63d  year  of  his  age. 

He  married,  on  October  13,  1869,  Flora,  daughter  of  Honora- 
ble Henry  B.  Payne  (Hamilton  1832),  U.  S.  Senator  from  Ohio, 
and  sister  of  his  classmate,  Oliver  Hazard  Payne,  and  had  two 
sons  and  three  daughters,  of  whom  one  daughter  died  in  early 
childhood.  The  sons  graduated  from  Yale  in  1894  and  1898,  re- 
spectively. Mrs.  Whitney  died  in- 1892,  and  in  1896  Mr.  Whit- 
ney married  Mrs.  Edith  S.  (May)  Randolph,  widow  of  Colonel 
Arthur  Randolph  of  the  British  Army,  and  daughter  of  Dr.  J.  F. 
May,  of  Baltimore.  In  February,  1898,  while  riding  at  Aiken, 
S.  C,  she  received  injuries  from  striking  a  bridge  from  which  she 
died  in  May,  1899. 

1864 

Daniel  Judsox  Holden,  son  of  Horace  and  Catherine  Plant 
(Judson)  Holden,  was  born  on  January  15,  1844. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  Columbia  Law  School,  from 
which  he  received  the  degree  of  Bachelor  of  Law  in  May,  1866. 
Upon  his  admission  to  the  bar  the  same  year  he  began  practice  in 
the  oflice  of  Mann  &  Parsons,  was  then  by  himself  for  a  time,  and 
fiom  1881  onward  was  a  member  of  the  firm  of  Coudert  Brothers. 

He  married,  on  September  1,  1885,  Katharine  Veghte,  daugh- 
ter of  Rev.  John  Pray  Knox,  D.D.  (Rutgers  Coll.  1830),  of  New- 
town, Long  Island,  N.  Y. 


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His  death  occurred  at  his  home  in  New  York  City,  on  June  21, 
1903.  He  was  59  years  of  age.  His  widow  and  a  daughter  sur- 
vive him,  a  son  having  died  in  infancy. 

At  the  age  of  14  years  he  became  a  member  of  the  Brick  Pres- 
byterian Church  in  New  York  City.  For  thirty  years — and 
until  his  death  —  he  was  a  member  of  its  Board  of  Trustees,  and 
a  ruling  Elder  from  1886  until  1897.  He  then  transferred  his 
membership  to  Christ  Church,  an  affiliated  organization,  where 
he  was  a  ruling  Elder  and  where  he  labored  with  unceasing  inter- 
est and  activity  to  the  last  day  of  his  life. 

1865 

Roderick  Byington,  son  of  Roderick  Byington,  M.D.,  and 
Caroline  (Linn)  Byington,  was  born  in  Belvidere,  Warren  County, 
N.  J.,  on  March  13,  1844.  He  entered  college  during  the  second 
term  of  Freshman  year. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  in  his  native  place  with  Hon. 
David  A.  Depue,  LL.D.  (Princeton  1846),  until  the  latter's 
appointment  as  Judge  of  the  Supreme  Court  of  New  Jersey,  and 
then  with  Richie  &  Emery  at  Trenton.  He  was  admitted  as  an  at- 
torney in  November,  1868,  and  as  a  counselor  four  years  later.  He 
practiced  with  Thomas  H.  Schaffer,  Esq.,  a  year  in  Rahway,  N.  J., 
and  then  sfettled  in  Newark,  where  his  career  was  one  of  devotion 
to  duty  and  right.  In  the  spring  of  1875  he  was  appointed 
Assistant  Prosecutor  of  the  Pleas  of  Essex  County,  and  Special 
Master  in  Chancery,  and  in  the  latter  capacity  secured  the  convic- 
tion of  many  who  were  leagued  together  for  evil-doing  in  differ- 
ent parts  of  the  State.  At  the  time  of  his  death  he  was  counsel 
for  the  Lake  Hopatcong  Association  in  opposition  to  the  pro- 
posed abandonment  of  the  Morris  Canal  as  a  waterway,  a  matter 
of  such  importance  as  to  have  become  a  State  issue. 

Mr.  Byington  died  suddenly  from  Bright's  disease  at  Newark, 
on  February  1,  1904,  in  the  60ih  year  of  his  age. 

He  married,  on  January  22,  1896,  Mrs.  Emma  (Nishwitz)  Paul, 
widow  of  Dr.  J.  M.  Paul,  and  daughter  of  Frederick  Nishwitz 
and  Doris  Nishwitz,  of  Millington,  N.  J.  She  survives  him  with- 
out children. 

Robert  Portbr  Keep,  son  of  Rev.  John  Robinson  Keep 
(Yale  1834),  was  born  in  Farmington,  Conn.,  on  April  26,  1844, 
but  in  1852  the  family  removed  to  Hartford,  where  his  father  was 


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for  over  twenty-five  years  a  successful  teacher  in  the  American 
Asylum  for  the  Deaf  and  Dumb.  His  mother  was  Rebecca, 
daughter  of  Rev.  Noah  Porter,  D.D.  (Yale  180;^),  and  sister  of 
President  Noah  Porter. 

The  year  after  graduation  he  continued  his  studies  at  Yale  on 
the  Berkeley  and  Clark  Scholarships,  and  the  following  year 
taught  the  children  of  the  U.  S.  Military  Academy  in  the  Post 
School  at  West  Point.  ,The  next  two  years  be  was  Tutor 
in  Greek  in  Yale  College,  and  in  1869  received  the  degree  of 
Doctor  of  Philosophy.  The  same  year  he  was  appointed  U.  S. 
Consul  at  Athens,  but  resigned  this  office  in  1871,  remaining 
abroad,  however,  until  1874.  In  1872-73  he  studied  Sanskrit 
and  attended  lectures  in  the  University  of  Berlin,  and  spent  the 
next  winter  in  Italy.  From  1876  to  1885  he  taught  in  Williston 
Seminary,  Easthampton,  Mass.,  and  was  then  Principal  of  the 
Norwich  (Conn.)  Free  Academy,  which  under  his  administration 
enjoyed  a  remarkable  growth  and  wide  development  of  its  educa- 
tional work.  In  1903  he  resigned  from  the  Academy,  and  as 
trustee  of  the  estate  and  school  of  his  aunt.  Miss  Sarah  Porter,  he 
removed  to  Farmington. 

Dr.  Keep  died  after  a  brief  illness  from  double  pneumonia  at 
his  home  in  Farmington,  on  June  3,  1904,  at  the  age  of  60  years. 

He  married,  on  December  23,  1879,  Margaret  Vryling,  daugh- 
ter of  Richard  T.  and  Frances  (Wilder)  Haines,  of  Elizabeth, 
N.  J.,  and  had  three  sons  and  a  daughter,  of  whom  the  eldest  son 
(Yale  1903)  and  the  daughter  survive  him.  Mrs.  Keep  died  in 
1893,  and  in  1897  Dr.  Keep  married  Elizabeth  V.,  daughter  of 
Robert  Safford  and  Lovina  (Stone)  Hale,  of  Elizabethtown, 
N.  Y.,  who  survives  him.  There  were  no  children  by  the  latter 
marriage. 

In  1876  Dr.  Keep  completed  the  translation  of  Autenrieth's 
"Homeric  Dictionary."  He  was  the  author  of  "The  Essential 
Uses  of  the  Moods  in  Greek  and  Latin,"  1882,  and  other  text- 
books, edited  "  Stories  from  Herodotus,"  Book  1-VI,  of  the  Iliad, 
and  was  an  occasional  contributor  to,  and  reviewer  for.  The 
Nation  and  other  periodicals,  chiefly  on  Greek  or  educational 
topics. 

1866 

William  George  Bussky,  son  of  George  A.  Bussey,  a  civil 
engineer,  and  Mary  (Sippell)  Bussey,  was  born  on  February  17, 
1846,  in  Utica,  N.  Y.,  and  joined  his  class  at  Yale  in  the  begin- 


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ning  of  Senior  year,  coming  from  Hamilton  College,  where  he  had 
spent  two  years,  entering  that  institution  as  a  Sophomore  from 
Ulica  Academy. 

After  graduation  he  was  at  first  employed  as  a  civil  engineer 
at  Fort  Edward,  N.  Y.,  but  in  1868  entered  the  Columbia  Law 
School,  and  the  following  year  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  New 
York  City,  where  he  afterward  practiced  his  profession,  travel- 
ing much  for  some  years  in  the  South  and  West  and  in  Cuba  on 
law  business.  His  home  was  in  New  York  City,  and  since  1898 
in  Mount  Vernon,  N.  Y.,  where  he  died  of  a  hemorrhage  on 
Januaiy  10,  1904,  in  the  58th  year  of  his  age. 

He  married,  on  December  8,  1875,  Grace  F.,  daughter  of  David 
B.  and  Martha  R.  Trufant,  of  Lynn,  Mass.,  and  had  four  daugh- 
ters, who,  with  their  mother,  survive. 

Frank  Smith  Chapin,  son  of  Oliver  Colton  and  Frances  M. 
(Smith)  Chapin,  was  born  on  April  21,  1843,  at  East  Bloomfield, 
Ontario  County,  N.  Y.,  and  entered  the  class  at  the  beginning  of 
Sophomore  year. 

After  graduation  he  engaged  in  manufacturing,  also  for  sev- 
eral years  in  fruit  growing  with  his  father,  as  a  member  of  the 
firm  of  O.  C.  Chapin  &  Son  at  East  Bloomfield.  Owing  to  the 
ill  health  of  his  wife  he  removed  to  California  in  June,  1872, 
where  he  taught  for  a  time  in  San  Francisco,  then  traveled 
northward,  acting  as  a  newspaper  correspondent,  but  in  1874  he 
took  up  the  business  of  fruit  evaporating  at  Vacaville,  Cal. 
From  187(3  to  1880  he  had  charge  of  the  fruit  department  of 
Kancho  Chico,  and  of  the  wholesale  nursery  business  of  W.  R. 
Strong  &  Co.,  of  Sacramento,  Cal.  In  the  spring  of  1881  he 
returned  East  and  entered  the  office  of  R.  G.  Chase  &  Co.,  nur- 
serymen, of  Geneva,  N.  Y.,  but  in  the  fall  of  the  following  year 
he  took  charge  of  a  creamery  at  Mason  City,  la.,  removing  the 
business  in  May,  1886,  to  Sheldon  in  the  same  State.  Subse- 
quently he  traveled  and  wrote  for  the  Pacific  Rural  Press,  and 
lectured  in  behalf  of  the  Grange,  of  which  that  paper  was  the 
Pacific  Coast  representative,  residing  at  Tulare,  and  afterward  in 
Bakersfield,  Cal. 

He  married,  on  June  20,  1867,  Clara  Hawes,  of  East  Bloomfield, 
who  died  in  Vacaville,  Cal.,  on  December  26,  1875.  Afterward, 
in  1882,  he  married,  at  Geneva,  N.  Y.,  Anna  M.  Hurlburt.  By 
the  first  marriage  he  had  two  sons  (who  died  in  infancy)  and  two 


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dauohters,  and  by  the  second  marriage  two  daughters,  one  of 
whom,  with  her  mother,  survives  him.  A  brother  graduated 
from  Yale  College  in  1872. 

Mr.  Chapin  died  at  Los  Angeles,  Cal.,  on  October  9,  1902,  from 
injuries  received  on  that  day  in  a  runaway  accident  which 
occurred  while  he  was  inspecting  some  street  improvements  for 
which  he  was  the  contractor.  He  was  59  years  of  age.  Soon 
after  his  graduation  he  became  a  member  of  the  Congregational 
Church  at  East  Bloomfield,  N.  Y. 

Henry  Burniiam  Mead,  son  of  Francis  K,  and  Clara  (Burn- 
ham)  Mead,  was  born  at  Littleton,  N.  H.,  on  January  27,  1839. 
Entering  the  class  of  1865  from  Hingham,  Mass.,  at  the  begin- 
ning of  Sophomore  year,  he  left  at  the  end  of  Junior  year  and 
taught  a  yesir  in  the  Hopkins  Grammar  School  in  New  Haven, 
and  then  completed  his  college  course  with  the  class  of  1866. 

Upon  graduation,  he  entered  the  Yale  Theological  Seminary, 
and  received  the  degree  of  Bachelor  of  Divinity  in  1869.  He 
supplied  the  Congregational  Church  at  Falls  Village,  Conn.,  for 
a  year,  and  spent  a  year  as  a  Resident  Licentiate  at  Andover 
Seminary,  and  on  June  7,  1871,  was  ordained  pastor  of  the  Con- 
gregational Church  in  Terryville,  Conn.,  where  he  remained 
three  years.  From  January,  1875,  to  May,  1880,  he  was  pastor 
of  the  Second  Church,  Westbrook  (formerly  Saccarappa),  Me., 
and  for  over  five  years  thereafter  at  Stonington,  Conn.  During 
the  following  three  years  he  was  pastor  successively  at  Cornwall, 
Conn.,  Stockbridge,  Mass.,  and  Jacksonville,  Fla.  He  then 
resided  a  year  in  Falls  Village,  Conn.  From  1889  to  1893  he 
was  pastor  at  Brookfield,  Conn.,  and  for  the  last  ten  years  of  his 
life  at  Scotland,  Conn.  He  had  been  in  failing  health  for  some 
time,  although  still  able  to  perform  his  pulpit  duties,  but  toward 
evening,  on  June  13,  1903,  while  at  work  in  his  garden,  he 
expired  almost  instantly  of  heart  disease.  He  was  64  years  of 
age. 

He  married,  at  Falls  Village,  Conn.,  on  June  14,  1871,  Hattie 
E.,  daughter  of  Cornelius  Brown,  who,  with  two  of  their  three 
sons  and  one  daughter,  survives  him.  The  second  son  is  a  student 
in  the  Yale  Law  School. 

He  published  a  little  book  called  "The  Wonderful  Counselor," 
and  made  frequent  contributions  to  periodicals. 


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1867 


Luther  Hart  Kitchel,  son  of  the  Rev.  Harvey  Denison 
Kitchel,  D.D.  (Middlebury  1835),  and  Ann  Smith  (Sheldon) 
Kitchel,  was  born  in  Plymouth  Hollow  (now  Thomaston),  Conn'., 
on  November  6,  1845.  The  last  two  years  of  his  preparation  for 
college  were  spent  at  Phillips  Academy,  Andover,  Mass.  In 
college  he  was  a  member  of  a  notable  class  crew,  and  was 
regarded  as  one  of  the  best  athletes  as  well  as  one  of  the  best 
scholars  in  the  class. 

After  graduation  he  was  a  student  of  medicine  in  the  General 
Hospital  at  Buffalo,  N.  Y.,  from  1867  to  1869,  and  during  part 
of  this  time  taught  in  the  Heathcote  School  in  that  city.  In  1869 
he  spent  some  time  in  the  College  of  Physicians  and  Surgeons  in 
New  York  City,  and  was  House  Physician  and  Surgeon  in  the 
Buffalo  General  Hospital  in  1 869  and  1870.  He  practiced  medi- 
cine at  Warsaw,  Olean  and  Alden,  N.  Y.,  from  1870  to  1877, 
then  removing  to  Hamilton,  Hamilton  County,  Texas,  practiced 
there  until  June,  1885,  when  he  came  North  and  settled  in 
Genesee  County,  N.  Y., — first  at  Pembroke  for  a  year,  and  then 
at  Corfu,  where  he  resided  until  1896.  After  this  his  home  was  in 
Alden,  N.  Y.,  where  he  died  on  April  20,  1903,  from  an  injury  of 
the  spinal  cord  received  in  a  fall  on  an  icy  sidewalk.  He  was  57 
years  of  age. 

He  was  an  ardent  student  and  enthusiastically  devoted  to  his 
profession,  and  it  was  his  devotion  to  duty  and  his  readiness  to 
respond  to  all  the  calls  upon  his  attention  which  led  to  the  early 
breaking  down  of  his  health,  and  disabled  him  from  practicing 
during  the  last  ten  years  of  his  life. 

He  married,  August  7,  1873,  Miss  Mary  H.  Durkee  of  Alden, 
N.  Y.,  who  survives  him  with  one  of  their  four  daughters. 

1868 

Horace  Phillips,  son  of  Jonathan  Dickinson  and  Luciana 
(Greene)  Phillips,  and  a  descendant  in  the  fourth  generation  of 
Rev.  Jonathan  Dickinson  (Yale  1706),  President  of  the  College 
of  New  Jersey  (Princeton),  was  born  in  Dayton,  O.,  on  April  9, 
1847. 

After  graduation  he  built  the  Dayton  &  Southeastern  Railroad, 
and  had  charge  of  it  from  1876  to  about  1886,  residing  at  Dayton.j 
After  a  year  or  more  abroad,  in   1889,  he  undertook  the  placin| 
of  all  telephone  wires  in  Chicago  underground,  but  on  account  ol 


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ill  health  gave  up  the  work  and  moved  to  Seattle,  Wash,,  and  for 
eleven  years  was  engaged  in  engineering  on  the  coast. 

He  died  at  his  home  on  May  7,  1904,  at  the  age  of  57  years. 
He  had  been  suifering  for  two  years  from  nervous  prostration. 

He  married,  at  Dayton,  on  January  7,  1876,  Nannie  E.,  daugh- 
ter of  Horace  and  Sarah  Louise  (Belville)  Pease,  who  survives 
him  with  two  sons  and  three  daughters,  one  son  having  died. 

Samuel  Watson,  son  of  Samuel  Watson  (Brown  1825)  and 
Charlotte  (Morton)  Watson,  and  grandson  of  Governor  Morton 
(Brown  1804)  of  Massachusetts,  was  born  at  Sycamore,  near 
Nashville,  Tenn.,  on  July  11,  1846. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  Harvard  Law  School,  and  upon 
graduation  thence,  in  1870,  he  at  once  began  practice  in  Nash- 
ville, where  he  became  a  leader  in  his  profession  and  as  a  citizen. 

He  was  a  member  of  the  Tennessee  Senate  in  1881,  serving  on 
the  Judiciary  Committee,  and  for  several  years  from  1884  was 
Chairman  of  the  State  Executive  Committee  of  the  Republican 
party.  In  1886  he  was  a  candidate  for  Justice  of  the  Supreme 
Court  of  the  State,  but  was  defeated  with  the  rest  of  the  Repub- 
lican ticket.  For  many  years  he  was  a  Trustee  of  the  University 
of  Nashville. 

Mr.  Watson  died  of  locomotor  ataxia  at  St.  Louis,  Mo.,  on 
October  5,  1903,  at  the  age  of  57  years.  A  brother  graduated 
from  Yale  College  in  1869. 

1869 

Wilson  Shannon  Bissell,  son  of  John  and  Isabella  Jeannette 
(Hally)  Bissell,  was  born  on  December  31,  1847,  in  New  London, 
Oneida  County,  N.  Y.,  but  at  the  age  of  five  years  removed  with 
his  parents  to  Buffalo,  N.  Y.,  where  his  father  was  a  forwarding 
merchant,  shipping  large  quantities  of  grain  eastward  by  the 
Erie  Canal. 

A  few  weeks  after  graduation  he  began  the  study  of  law  in 
Buffalo,  in  the  office  of  Laning,  Cleveland  &  Folsom,  was  admitted 
to  the  bar  on  September  17,  1871,  and  remained  with  that  firm  as 
managing  clerk  until  the  fall  of  1872,  when  he  formed  a  partner- 
ship with  Hon.  Lyman  K.  Bass.  In  1874  Hon.  Grover  Cleveland 
joined  the  firm,  which  then  became  Bass,  Cleveland  &  Bissell. 
In  1879  Mr.  Bass  withdrew  on  account  of  ill  health,  and  in  1881, 
when  Mr.  Cleveland  became  Mayor  of  Buffalo,  a  new  member, 
George  J.  Sicard,  Esq.,  was  admitted,  and  the  firm  of  Cleveland, 


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Bissell  &  Sicard  was  formed.  On  January  1,  1883,  upon  becom- 
ing Governor  of  New  York,  Mr.  Cleveland  withdrew  from  the 
firm,  which  was  reorganized  as  Bissell,  Sicard  &  (Charles  W.) 
Goodyear.  Further  changes  in  the  raembership  of  the  firm  were 
made  in  1897  to  Bissell,  Carey  &  Cooke,  but  Mr.  Bissell  continued 
at  the  head  of  the  firm  and  devoted  himself  uninterruptedl}'^  to 
his  practice,  except  during  his  service  in  President  Cleveland's 
cabinet.  He  was  distinguished  as  a  counselor,  and  gave  his 
attention  especially  to  corporation  and  railroad  business.  He  was 
President  of  the  Buffalo  &  Southwestern  R.  R.  from  1883  to 
1895,  and  of  the  Buffalo  &  Geneva  R.  R. 

He  was  a  delegate  to  several  Democratic  State  Conventions, 
and  in  1888  was  elected  to  the  Democratic  National  Convention, 
after  declining  the  nomination  as  Presidential  Elector  at  Large. 
During  President  Cleveland's  first  term  he  declined  offers  of 
several  positions  in  the  public  service,  but  in  1893  he  accepted 
the  office  of  Postmaster  General,  which  he  held  for  two  years, 
retiring  from  the  Cabinet  in  March,  1895. 

In  1886  he  was  a  member  of  the  Board  of  Visitors  to  the  West 
Point  Military  Academy,  and  in  1890  of  the  commission  to  pro- 
pose amendments  to  the  Judiciary  Article  of  the  Constitution  of 
the  State  of  New  York.  From  1879  to  1881  he  was  President  of 
the  Young  Men's  Association  of  Buffalo,  conducting  a  large  pub- 
lic library,  also  a  trustee  of  the  Buffalo  Historical  Society,  and  a 
vestryman  of  Trinity  Church.  In  1895  he  was  chosen  Vice- 
Chancellor  of  the  University  of  Buffalo,  and  Chancellor  in  1902, 
succeeding  in  the  latter  office  James  Osborne  Putnam  (Yale  1839). 
In  1893  he  received  the  degree  of  Doctor  of  Laws  from  Yale 
University. 

Mr.  Bissell  died  at  his  home  in  Buffalo  after  several  months' 
illness  from  a  complication  of  diseases,  on  October  6,  1908,  in  the 
56th  year  of  his  age. 

He  married,  on  February  6,  1890,  Louisa  Fowler,  daughter  of 
Edward  and  Anna  (Fowler)  Sturges,  of  Geneva,  N.  Y.,  who  sur- 
vives him  with  a  daughter.  A  brother  graduated  from  the  Aca- 
demical Department  in  1867. 

EowA-RD  GusTEN  CoT,  SOU  of  Edward  Gustin  and  Elizabeth 
(Brown)  Coy,  was  born  in  Ithaca,  N.  Y.,  on  August  23,  1844. 

After  graduation  he  taught  a  year  at  Chickering  Institute, 
Cincinnati,   and   Greek  and  Latin   two  years  at  Williston  Semi- 


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nary,  Easthampton,  Mass.,  where  he  had  received  his  preparation 
for  college.  During  the  next  year  he  was  Tutor  of  Latin  in 
Yale  College,  and  in  September,  1873,  became  Instructor  in  Greek 
and  Latin  in  Phillips  Academy,  Andover,  Mass.,  where  he  con- 
tinued with  marked  success  for  nearly  twenty  years.  He  spent 
the  year  1883-84  in  study  in  Berlin,  Munich  and  Rome,  and  in 
travel  and  archaeological  study  in  Greece.  In  1889  he  declined 
the  position  of  Principal  of  Phillips  Academy,  Exeter,  N.  H., 
but  was  Head-Master  of  the  Hotchkiss  School,  in  Lakeville,  Conn., 
from  its  establishment  in  1892. 

Mr.  Coy  was  Secretary  of  the  Head-Master's  Association  of 
the  United  States,  a  member  of  the  executive  committee  of  the 
New  England  Association  of  Colleges  and  Preparatory  Schools, 
and  a  member  of  the  executive  committee  of  the  Connecticut 
Association  of  Classical  and  High  School  Teachers.  He  was  also 
President  of  the  Litchfield  County  University  Club. 

He  presented  a  number  of  papers  on  the  Classics  before  educa- 
tional associations,  and  one  before  the  Boston  Yale  Club  on  "  The 
Relation  of  Yale  College  to  the  Educational  Progress  of  the 
Age."  He  published  "Greek  for  Beginners,"  1880,  and  "First 
Greek  Reader,"  1881,  besides  an  edition  of  a  part  of  "  Xeno- 
phon's  Cyropaedia  "  for  the  School  Classics. 

Mr.  Coy  died  oi  cystitis  at  the  home  of  his  wife's  mother,  Mrs. 
Harris,  in  New  Haven,  on  May  26,  1904,  in  the  60th  year  of  his 
age.     He  had  not  been  well  for  about  two  years! 

He  married,  in  New  Haven,  on  November  25,  1873,  Helen 
Eliza,  daughter  of  Rev.  Samuel  Dexter  Marsh  (Yale  1844), 
formerly  a  missionary  in  South  Africa,  and  Mary  Sherman  (Skin- 
ner) Marsh,  who  afterward  married  Rev.  Samuel  Harris,  D.D., 
LL.D.  (Bowdoin  1833),  for  nearly  thirty  years  Professor  of  Sys- 
tematic Theology  in  the  Yale  Divinity  School.  Mrs.  Coy  sur- 
vives him  with  a  daughter  and  two  sons,  of  whom  the  elder 
son  graduated  from  the  Academical  Department  in  1901.  A 
brother  was  a  graduate  in  the  class  of  1870. 

1870 

George  Egleston  Dodge,  son  of  William  Earl  Dodge,  Sr., 
and  Melissa  (Phelps)  Dodge,  was  born  in  New  York  City,  on  De- 
cember 1,  1849. 

After  graduation  he  spent  a  year  in  travel  abroad,  and  then  en- 
tered the  lumber  business  in  Jersey  City  in  the  firm  of  Dodge, 


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Meigs  &  Dodge,  which  later  became  Dodge,  Meigs  &  Co.,  with 
offices  in  New  York  City.  He  was  a  partner  in  the  firm  for  many- 
years.  He  was  active  in  philanthropic  work,  and  was  a  member 
of  the  advisory  board  of  Lincoln  Hospital,  formerly  Secretary  of 
the  Presbyterian  Hospital,  and  for  several  years  a  member  of  the 
State  Board  of  Commissioners  on  Lunacy. 

Mr.  Dodge  had  been  spending  several  months  in  London  and 
on  the  Continent,  and  had  driven  his  coach  from  London  to 
Brighton,  but  soon  after  reaching  the  latter  suffered  from  an  acute 
weakness  of  the  heart,  which  was  followed  by  unconsciousness. 
From  this  he  did  not  rally,  but  passed  away,  on  April  14,  1904, 
at  the  age  of  54  years. 

He  married,  on  February  20,  1875,  May,  daughter  of  Frederick 
H.  and  Catharine  (Andrus)  Cossitt,  of  New  York,  who  survives 
him  with  one  daughter,  his  other  daughter  having  died  in  infancy. 

George  Francis  Lincoln,  son  of  George  S.  and  Elizabeth 
Barnard  (Packard)  Lincoln,  was  born  in  Hartford,  Conn.,  on 
February  16,  1850.  He  was  prepared  for  college  in  the  private 
school  of  Rev.  Joseph  D.  Hull  (Yale  1837),  but  before  entering 
made  a  voyage  to  Europe  on  a  German  steamer  in  order  to  become 
familiar  with  that  language.  He  was  a  member  of  the  class  of 
1869  till  the  end  of  Junior  year. 

After  graduation  he  spent  a  year  and  a  half  in  Hartford 
engaged  with  his  father  in  the  Phoenix  Iron  Works,  a  year 
abroad,  pursuing  medical  studies  for  a  time  in  Germany,  and 
on  his  return  was  in  the  actuary  department  of  the  Connecticut 
Mutual  Life  Insurance  Company.  He  then  entered  the  Columbia 
Law  School,  graduated  in  1875,  was  in  the  office  of  Evarts, 
Southmayd  &  Choate,  and  afterward  in  partnership  with  his 
classmate,  Curran,  in  the  firm  of  Curran  &  Lincoln,  residing  at 
New  Rochelle,  N.  Y.  When  Hon.  William  M.  Evarts  was  made 
Secretary  of  State,  Mr.  Lincoln  was  appointed  Consul  at  Stettin, 
Germany  by  President  Hayes,  and  later  was  connected  with] 
the  consulate  at  Aix-la-Chapelle.  He  was  appointed  Consul  at 
Antwerp,  Belgium,  by  President  Harrison,  but  during  the  next! 
administration  was  removed  from  office,  and  upon  recovering 
from  an  illness  of  six  months  in  the  Antwerp  hospital,  he 
returned  home  and  was  admitted  to  the  Hartford  County  bar. 
After  the  election  of  President  McKinley  he  was  again  sent  as  ^ 
Consul  to  Antwerp,  and  was  later  made  Consul  General,  holdingl 


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at  office  until  his  death.  In  1894  he  received  from  the  French 
government  the  decoration  of  "  Palmes  acadomiques."  He  was 
an  accomplished  linguist  and  an  able  writer  on  commercial 
matters. 

Mr.  Lincoln  died  of  quick  consumption  at  Antwerp,  on  July 
23,  1903,  at  the  age  of  53  years. 

He  married,  on  September  4,  1879,  Mrs.  Ella  W.  Lockwood, 
formerly  Miss  French,  who  survives  him  with  a  son  by  her  ear- 
lier marriage. 

Edward  Geiffin  Selden,  son  of  Colonel  Joseph  and  Caroline 
(Lord)  Selden,  was  born  on  June  9,  1847,  at  Hadlyme,  Conn.,  but 
in  1856  moved  to  Saybrook,  Conn.,  and  two  years  later  to  Nor- 
wich, Conn.,  and  from  there  entered  college. 

After  graduation  he  spent  one  year  in  the  Chicago  Theological 
Seminary  and  two  years  at  Andover,  completing  his  course  in 
1873.  On  December  16  of  the  same  year  he  was  ordained  pastor 
of  the  First  (Hanover  Street)  Congregational  Church  in  Manches- 
ter, N.  H.,  and  remained  there  until  1885,  when  he  was  installed 
over  the  South  Congregational  Church  in  Springfield,  Mass.,  as 
active  pastor  in  association  with  Rev.  Samuel  G.  Buckingham, 
D.D.  (Yale  1833).  In  1893  he  was  called  to  the  pastorate  of  the 
Madison  Avenue  Reformed  (Dutch)  Church  in  Albany,  N.  Y., 
where  he  became  a  leader  in  the  religious  and  philanthropic  life 
of  the  city. 

He  died  of  heart  failure  at  Saratoga  Springs,  N.  Y.,  on  June  3, 
1904.  He  had  nearly  completed  his  57th  year.  In  December  he 
suffered  from  pleuro-pneumonia  and  did  not  regain  his  strength. 

He  married,  on  June  11,  1873,  Ella,  daughter  of  William  H. 
Jennings,  of  Norwich,  Conn.,  who  died  in  November,  1898.  He 
afterward  married  Abby  Spencer,  daughter  of  Mrs.  Charles  B. 
Lansing,  whose  family  had  long  been  identified  with  the  Madison 
Avenue  Church,  and  who  survives  him.  A  brother  graduated 
from  Amherst  College  in  1878,  and  from  Andover  Seminary  in 
188J. 

1872 

Dana  Harmon,  son  of  John  Brown  Harmon,  a  lawyer  of  Oak- 
land, Cal.,  and  Mary  (DeNeale)  Harmon,  was  born  in  New 
Orleans,  La.,  on  February  27,  1849. 

After  graduation  he  went  at  once  to  California,  studied  law  for 
a  time,  and  was  for  a  year  in  the  office  of  the  Secretary  of  State. 


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He  suffered  long  from  an  affection  of  the  eyes,  but  at  length  re- 
covered. For  a  while  he  was  on  a  large  sheep  ranch,  and  from 
about  1885  was  Principal  of  the  Tucson,  Ariz.,  Public  School  for 
two  years.  At  different  times  he  addressed  the  Mining  students 
of  the  University  of  California  on  mining. 

As^  mining  engineer  he  led  a  roving  life  from  Montana  to 
Mexico,  but  lived  for  many  years  in  Nevada  City,  Cal.,  removing 
to  Oakland,*  where  he  died  almost  instantly  from  an (jina  pectoris^ 
on  July  10,  1903.  He  was  54  years  of  age.  He  was  Vestryman 
and  Treasurer  of  the  Protestant  Episcopal  Church  in  Tucson,  and 
later  Vestryman  of  Trinity  Church,  Oakland. 

Mr.  Harmon  married,  on  November  22,  1883,  Mrs.  Mary  Ann 
(Harrison)  Summerfield,  daughter  of  William  Henry  and  Sarah 
Virginia  Harrison,  and  had  two  sons  and  three  daughters.  Mrs. 
Harmon,  with  the  daughters  and  one  son,  survives  him,  the  elder 
son  having  died  in  January,  1894. 

Charles  Sherwood,  son  of  David  Walker  Sherwood,  for 
many  years  a  prominent  resident  of  Bridgeport,  Conn.,  and  Laura 
(Nichols)  Sherwood,  was  born  in  Easton,  Conn.,  on  February  4, 
1848.  He  was  prepared  for  college  in  Bridgeport,  but  during 
Freshman  year  his  home  was  Fairfield. 

After  graduation  he  took  the  course  in  Columbia -Law  School, 
and  received  the  degree  of  Bachelor  of  Laws  in  May,  1874. 
He  at  once  entered  the  oftice  of  Morris  &  Billings,  and  soon 
became  managing  clerk,  but  the  following  spring  returned  to 
Bridgeport,  where  he  had  since  practiced  his  profession,  and  was 
a  most  useful  citizen.  From  November,  1877,  to  April,  1886,  he 
was  associated  in  business  with  Hon.  Amos  S.  Treat,  and  after- 
ward for  about  a  year  with  Nathaniel  W.  Bishop,  Esq.  (LL.B. 
Yale  1890),  but  the  remainder  of  the  time  he  practiced  by 
himself. 

He  was  councilman  of  the  city  in  1879  and  1880,  alderman  in 
1881,  and  from  July,  1883  to  July,  1884,  city  attorney  for  the 
civil  business  of  the  city.  On  the  establishment  of  the  Free 
Public  Library  and  Reading  Room  he  was  chosen  director,  and 
served  as  Secretary  of  the  board  for  over  twenty-two  years.  In 
1886  he  became  connected  with  the  Bridgeport  Hydraulic  Com- 
pany, a  private  corporation  organized  to  furnish  the  city  with 
water,  and  in  1888  became  President  and  General  Manager  of  the 
compan3^     He   was   also  Secretary  of  the   Bridgeport   and  Port 


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Jefferson  Steamboat  Company,  and  of  the  Bridgeport  Patent 
Leather  Company. 

Mr.  Sherwood  died  after  a  lingering  illness  at  his  home  in 
Bridgeport,  on  June  17,  1904,  at  the  age  of  56  years. 

He  married,  on  January  12,  1881,  Miss  Emma  C.  Patterson,  of 
Bridgeport,  who  survives  him  with  their  son, — an  only  child. 

1873 

Chaeles  Livingston  Hubbard,  son  of  Lester  Samuel  Hubbard, 
a  grain  merchant  and  banker,  and  Jane  Patterson  (Livingston) 
Hubbard,  was  born  on  April  28,  1851,  in  Sandusky,  O.  He  w^as 
a  student  in  Kenyon  College  during  Freshman  year,  and  then 
entered  the  class  of  1872  in  Yale,  but  at  the  end  of  the  second 
term  of  Junior  year  he  joined  the  class  of  1873. 

During  the  autumn  following  graduation  he  was  for  a  time 
Chicago  general  agent  of  a  rolling  mill,  but  on  account  of  the 
financial  panic  returned  to  Sandusky.  During  the  next  autumn 
he  attended  the  Yale  Law  School,  and,  continuing  his  studies  in 
the  office  of  Judge  E.  B.  Sadler  at  Sandusky,  was  admitted  to 
the  bar  March  30,  1875.  Since  then  he  had  practiced  his  profes- 
sion in  his  native  place,  except  from  about  1881  to  1884,  when  he 
was  Secretary  of  the  Sandusky  Rolling  Mill  and  Manufacturing 
Company.  He  took  much  pleasure  in  mathematical  study,  and 
devoted  many  leisure  hours  to  helping  in  their  Latin  and  Greek 
those  who  were  preparing  for  college. 

Mr.  Hubbard  died  at  Sandusky,  on  May  20,  1904,  at  the  age  of 
53  years. 

He  married,  on  October  18,  1877,  Miss  Jennie  M.  West,  who, 
with  three  of  their  four  daughters,  survives  him. 

1875 

Benjamin  Wood  Davis,  son  of  Lewis  and  Amelia  (Legrange) 
Davis,  was  born  on  January  15,  1853,  in  New  York  City,  but  en- 
tered college  from  Cincinnati,  O. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  Law  School  of  Harvard  Uni- 
versity, from  which  he  received  the  degree  of  Bachelor  of  Laws 
in  1878,  was  admitted  to  the  Middlesex  (Mass.)  County  bar,  and 
practiced  in  Boston  until  1889,  when  he  retired.  Since  then  he 
had  resided  in  Cincinnati,  Ohio,  but  was  not  in  active  business. 
He  was  a  frequent  contributor  of  verse  to  newspapers  and  maga- 
zines, and  he  gathered  in  a  volume  for  private  circulation  a  num- 


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ber  of  his  poems  under  the  title  of  "  Sea  Weed  and  Sand."  At 
the  first  meeting  of  the  Yale  Alumni  Association  of  Boston  he 
recited  a  poem  called  "The  Ivy  of  Yale." 

Mr.  Davis  died  suddenly  of  heart  disease  on  January  24,  1904, 
near  Pittsburg,  Pa.,  while  traveling  by  train  from  Cincinnati,  O., 
to  New  York  City.  He  was  51  years  of  age.  He  gave  liberally 
for  the  advancement  of  musical  culture  in  Cincinnati,  and  to 
philanthropic  and  educational  institutions. 

He  married,  on  June  1,  1901,  Miss  Alice  Crouch,  who  survives 
him  with  a  daughter  born  May  25,  1902. 

William  Sumner  Hungerford,  son  of  William  E.  and  Ellen 
(Sumner)  Hungerford,  was  born  in  East  Haddam,  Conn.,  on 
August  3,  1854. 

In  the  autumn  after  graduation  he  went  to  Freiberg,  Saxony, 
and  studied  mining  engineering  two  years  in  the  Royal  Saxon 
School  of  Mines.  Soon  after  his  return  to  the  United  States  he 
went  to  Lumpkin  County,  Ga.,  and  for  a  year  and  a  half  was  in 
charge  of  a  gold  mine,  was  then  engaged  in  general  mining  and 
engineering  in  the  iron  region  of  upper  Michigan,  for  a  time 
with  the  Euremet  Mining  Co.,  and  in  September,  1880,  became 
Superintendent  of  the  Sunshine  Mining  Co.,  at  Sherman,  Col. 
He  continued  his  work  of  expert  mining  engineer  in  Colorado 
and  contiguous  territory  for  two  years,  and  then  returned  East. 
In  1884  he  was  with  the  Low  Moor  Mining  Co.,  at  Low  Moor, 
Ya.,  and  afterward  in  other  engineering  work  in  Yirginia  until 
1889,  when  he  was  appointed  Manager  of  the  business  of  W. 
Ames  &  Co.,  of  Jersey  City. 

Mr.  Hungerford  died  at  Arlington,  N.  J.,  on  June  17,  1904,  in 
the  50th  year  of  his  age. 

He  married,  on  October  29,  1890,  Miss  Cora  M.  Paxtou,  of 
Lexington,  Ya. 

1876 

Frank  Clifford  Lyman  was  born  at  Easthampton,  Mass.,  on 
October  6,  1854.  He  was  the  son  of  Theodore  Lyman,  but  was 
under  the  guardianship  of  Josephus  Craft  of  Northampton  when 
he  entered  college. 

The  year  after  graduation  he  returned  to  Yale  for  graduate 
study  in  political  science,  philosophy,  and  history,  and  then  taught 
the  classics  at  Peekskill  (N.  Y.)  Academy  for  two  years. 


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In  October,  1879,  he  went  to  New  York  City,  which  was  his 
residence  for  fourteen  years.  The  following  year  he  entered 
Columbia  Law  School,  from  which  he  received  the  degree  of  Bach- 
elor of  Laws  in  1882.  During  his  law  course  he  did  much  private 
tutoring.  The  summer  of  1881  he  spent  in  Colorado  recovering 
from  a  very  severe  attack  of  typhoid  fever.  After  some  office 
experience,  he  practiced  law  by  himself  for  about  two  years,  and 
then  passed  a  winter  in  Georgia  and  a  year  in  Garden  City,  Long 
Island.  For  several  years  from  1888  he  was  part  owner  and  prin- 
cipal of  the  Mount  Morris  School,  in  New  York  City.  Failing 
health  at  length  compelled  him  to  abandon  this  school,  and  he  re- 
turned to  New  England,  where  the  remaining  years  of  his  life 
were  spent  principally  in  or  near  Cambridge,  Mass.,  in  the  work 
of  a  private  tutor.  His  later  days  were  much  clouded  by  im- 
paired health,  both  physical  and  mental.  He  died  at  Worcester, 
Mass.,  on  January  27,  1904,  in  the  50th  year  of  his  age.  He  was 
never  married. 

During  his  life  in  New  York  he  was  actively  interested  in  social 
and  religious  matters,  and  arranged  a  service  in  memory  of  Phil- 
lips Brooks. 

1877 

George  Ward  Foote,  son  of  Joseph  A.  Foote,  a  hotel  propri- 
etor of  New  York  City,  and  Frances  J.  (Foote)  Foote,  was  born 
in  New  Marlboro,  Mass.,  on  June  9,  1850,  but  entered  college 
from  Colchester,  Conn. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  in  the  Albany  Law  School, 
was  admitted  to  the  Connecticut  bar  in  1880,  and  began  practice 
in  New  London.  About  1891  he  removed  to  Seattle,  Wash., 
where  he  resided  several  years,  being  in  partnership  with  Daniel 
L.  Bugbee.  Later  he  returned  to  Connecticut,  and  made  his  home 
in  New  London  and  New  Haven  until  shortly  before  his  death, 
which  was  caused  by  paralysis,  and  occurred  at  Groton,  Conn., 
on  November  17,  1903.     He  was  53  years  of  age. 

He  married,  in  New  York  City,  on  February  8,  1890,  Amelia, 
daughter  of  Lewis  M.  Lawrence,  a  merchant  of  Franklin,  N.  J., 
and  Amanda  (Carr)  Lawrence.  She  survives  him  with  a  son  and 
daughter. 

1878 

Frank  Baldwin  Wesson,  son  of  Andrew  and  Sarah  Louise 
(Lewis)  Wesson,  was  born  on  Julj^  24,  1 856,  in  Yonkers,  N.  Y. 


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After  graduation  he  took  a  partial  course  in  Columbia  Law 
School  and  then  went  into  the  insurance  business,  in  which  he  was 
thereafter  engaged,  being  a  member  of  the  firm  of  Gibson  & 
Wesson. 

Mr.  Wesson  died  at  Watch  Hill,  R.  I.,  on  September  11,  1903, 
at  the  age  of  47  years. 

He  married,  on  November  12,  1885,  Elizabeth  Seymour,  daugh- 
ter of  Sherman  Willard  Knevals  (Yale  1853)  and  Anna  DeWolf 
'  (Hotchkiss)  Knevals,  who  survives  him. 

1879 

Howard  Wortley  Hayes,  son  of  David  Abbott  Hayes 
(Amherst  1830)  and  Caroline  (Davis)  Hayes,  was  born  in  Newark, 
N.  J.,  on  May  9,  1858.  He  passed  his  examination  for  the  class 
of  1878,  but  as  he  was  then  but  16  years  old  he  did  not  enter 
college  until  the  following  year. 

After  graduation  he  entered  Columbia  Law  School,  and  receiv- 
ing thence  the  degree  of  Bachelor  of  Laws  in  1882,  was  admitted 
as  an  attorney  to  the  New  Jersey  bar  immediately,  and  as  a 
counselor  three  years  later,  and  to  the  New  York  bar  in  1901. 
He  steadily  '  practiced  his  profession  in  his,  native  city,  and 
in  New  York  and  London,  where  he  also  had  offices,  making  a 
specialty  of  patent  law.  He  was  personal  counsel  for  Thomas  A. 
Edison,  and  general  counsel  for  the  Edison  Manufacturing  Com- 
pany. He  was  also  Judge  of  the  First  Criminal  Court  of  Newark 
from  1891  to  1893,  and  Assistant  United  States  District  Attor- 
ney for  New  Jersey  from  1888  to  1890. 

Mr.  Hayes  died  at  his  home  from  the  effects  of  an  operation 
for  the  removal  of  gall  stones,  on  November  26,  1903.  He  was 
45  years  of  age.  He  was  a  member  of  the  First  Presbyterian 
Church. 

He  married,  on  April  19,  1899,  Mary,  daughter  of  Eugene 
Vanderpool,  President  of  the  Howard  Savings  Institution.  She 
survives  him  without  children. 

He  published  "  Annotations  on  the  General  Insurance  Act  of 
New  Jersey "  and  historical  notes  on  "  Home  Lots  of  the  First 
Settlers  of  Newark."  He  was  Treasurer  of  the  Essex  Park  Com- 
mission. 

Willis  Edson  Story,  son  of  Hiram  F.  and  Nancy  Maria 
(Tichenor)  Story,  was  born  at  Wauwatosa,  then  a  village  five 
miles  west  of  Milwaukee,  Wise,  on  March  13,  1857. 


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After  graduation  he  studied  law  with  the  firm  of  Wells, 
Brigham  &  Upham  in  Milwaukee  until  1883,  and  from  his  admis- 
sion to  the  bar  in  October  of  that  year  practiced  his  profession 
in  that  city  until  the  death  of  his  father  in  1887,  and  since  then 
with  his  brother  conducted  a  stone  quarry,  under  the  name  of 
Story  Brothers.  Mr.  Story  died  suddenly  from  Ijeart  disease, 
while  sitting  with  his  family  on  the  evening  of  March  21,  1904. 
He  was  47  years  of  age. 

He  married,  on  November  12,  1884,  Alice  Louise,  daughter  of 
Isaac  P.  Tichenor,  a  commission  merchant  in  Milwaukee,  and 
Mary  (Love)  Tichenor.  Mrs.  Story  survives  him  with  a  son 
and  a  daughter.  From  childhood  he  was  a  member  of  the 
Grand  Avenue  Congregational  Church,  and  a  trustee  of  the 
society  for  many  years. 

He  was  a  skillful  fisherman  and  hunter,  and  the  founder  of 
several  gun  and  rifle  clubs. 

Louis  DuPont  Syle,  second  son  of  Rev.  Edward  William 
Syle,  D.D.,  a  missionary  in  China  and  Japan,  was  born  in 
Slianghai,  China,  on  August  2,  1857.  His  mother  was-  Jane 
Mary  Winter  (Davis)  Syle,  only  sister  of  Hon.  Henry  Winter 
Davis,  for  many  years  Representative  in  Congress  from  Balti- 
more. At  the  age  of  four  years  he  was  sent  to  the  United 
Slates,  and  at  about  the  age  of  eleven  to  London,  England, 
where  he  remained  at  school  until  1872.  He  then  joined  his 
father  in  Japan,  and  for  two  years  was  employed  in  a  Yokohama 
tea  house,  after  which  he  returned  to  America  and  spent  a 
year  in  Trinity  College,  and  then  entered  Yale  at  the  beginning 
of  Sophomore  year.  He  was  one  of  the  speakers  at  Junior  Exhi- 
bition, won  a  Townsend  premium  in  Senior  year,  and  at  gradua- 
ation  was  Class  Poet. 

After  graduation  he  taught  for  a  term  in  St.  Paul's  School,  Con- 
cord, N.  H.,  but  in  1 880  he  returned  to  Yale,  having  been  awarded 
the  Clark  and  Larned  Scholarships.  He  relinquished  these,  how- 
ever, before  the  close  of  the  year,  but  received  the  degree  of 
Master  of  Arts  upon  examination  in  1888.  On  leaving  New 
Haven  he  started  for  Cuba  and  Mexico,  acting  as  a  special  cor- 
respondent, but  at  Vera  Cruz  he  was  taken  ill  and  during  the  next 
year  suffered  many  misfortunes.  In  September,  1881,  he  resumed 
teaching,  becoming  instructor  in  the  Episcopal  Academy,  Phila- 
delphia, but   on    May   22,    1882,  he   was  appointed   by  President 


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Arthur  consul  at  Madeira.  While  acting  in  that  capacity  he 
prepared  several  interesting  reports  on  the  climate,  industries  and 
resources  of  the  islands.  In  February,  1884,  he  resigned  the 
office,  and  the  following  June  became  Instructor  in  Rhetoric  and 
English  in  the  University  of  Pennsylvania  for  a  year,  and  then 
Principal  of  the  High  School  in  Winona,  Minn.,  but  poor  health 
made  a  change  of  climate  necessary.  He  was  then  Professor  of 
Political  Economy  and  History  in  the  University  of  Colorado 
for  a  year,  but  in  1890  moved  to  California,  where  he  was  at  first 
Principal  of  the  Santa  Barbara  High  School,  then  Superintendent 
of  the  Grass  Valley  schools. 

From  1892  to  1902  he  was  Assistant  Professor  of  English  Lit- 
erature in  the  University  of  California.  He  had  made  a  special 
study  of  Eighteenth  Century  literature,  and  the  large  classes 
which  elected  his  courses  found  his  instruction  most  suggestive 
and  helpful.  He  took  great  interest  in  the  general  college  life, 
and  in  addition  to  his  regular  work  wrote  or  revised  the  plays 
which  were  presented  for  a  number  of  years  on  Charter  Day. 
.  These  were  given,  under  his  supervision,  with  rare  skill,  dignity 
and  tinish. 

From  1898  to  1900  Professor  Syle  was  dramatic  critic  of  the 
San  Francisco  Examiner^  and  then  of  the  San  Francisco  Call. 

He  was  the  author  of  "Essays  in  Dramatic  Criticism,"  1898, 
several  plays  and  translations  from  the  French,  and  a  romantic 
opera,  *'  Villiers,"  and  was  editor  of  critical  editions  of  several 
masterpieces  of  literature. 

After  leaving  the  University  of  California  he  made  a  trip  to 
Europe,  but  returned  to  California  in  the  spring  of  1903.  He 
died  of  pneumonia  at  his  home  in  Oakland,  on  November  14, 
1903,  at  the  age  of  46  years. 

He  married,  on  June  17,  1882,  Miss  Edith  Clara  Wilkinson,  of 
Philadelphia,  who  survives  him  with  a  daughter,  a  son  having 
died  in  infancy.  A  brother  graduated  at  Yale  in  1869  and  died 
in  1890. 

1880 

William  Palmer  Allen,  son  of  William  and  Sarah  P.  Allen, 
was  born  in  Auburn,  N.  Y.,  on  March  12,  1857.  He  joined  the 
class  at  the  beginning  of  Junior  year,  having  entered  college  as  a 
member  of  the  preceding  class. 

After  gi-aduation  he  read  law  in  Auburn,  was  admitted  to  the 
New  York  State  Bar  at  Rochester,  in  October,  1882,  and  for  the   — 

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following  eighteen  months  was  in  the  West  in  search  of  health, 
mostly  in  St.  Paul  and  Denver.  He  began  practice  in  St.  Paul, 
and  was  in  the  office  of  the  U.  S.  Attorney  there  for  a  short  time. 
Returning  to  his  native  place,  he  practiced  his  profession  until 
1887,  and  since  then  had  been  engaged  in  literary  work,  but  ill 
health  prevented  the  accomplishment  of  his  purposes.  For  a  few 
months  he  edited  a  paper  called  The  Auburn^  and  was  afterwards 
for  some  years  Secretary  of  the  Auburn  Board  of  Trade.  He 
died  at  his.  home  after  a  lingering  illness,  on  March  20,  1904,  at 
the  age  of  47  years. 

He  married,  on  February  3,  1885,  Miss  Mary  P.  Welles,  who 
survives  him  with  a  son. 

1881 

George  Park  Fisher,  son  of  Professor  George  Park  Fisher, 
D.D.,  LL.D.,  of  Yale  University,  and  Adeline  Louise  (Forbes) 
Fisher,  was  born  in  New  Haven,  on  January  26,  1861.  He  was 
prepared  for  college  at  the  Hopkins  Grammar  School,  New 
Haven. 

After  graduation  he  resided  about  four  years  in  Brooklyn, 
N.  Y.,  and  two  years  in  New  York  City,  and  during  part  of  this 
time  was  in  the  employ  of  R.  W.  Forbes  &  Son,  export  merchants 
in  the  latter  city.  After  this  he  was  employed  in  civil  engineer- 
ing, and  for  several  years  in  the  service  of  the  Aetna  Iron  and 
Steel  Company  of  Ohio,  his  headquarters  being  at  Mingo  Junc- 
tion, near  Steubenville,  in  that  State.  He  was  then  with  the 
Pittsburg  (Pa.)  Steel  Company.  He  had  been  abroad  several 
times  on  business  and  pleasure.  While  in  Detroit,  Mich.,  he  was 
taken  ill,  and  died  from  dropsy  of  the  heart,  on  October  20,  1903. 
He  was  42  years  of  age,  and  was  never  married. 

1883 

Maurice  Edwards  Dunham,  son  of  Edward  R.  Dunham,  a 
contractor  and  builder,  and  Nancie  (Edwards)  Dunham,  was  born 
in  Edgartown,  Dukes  County,  Mass.,  on  June  1,  1860. 

After  graduation  he  taught  in  a  private  school  in  Richmond, 
Madison  County,  Ky.,  for  a  time,  and  then  pursued  a  course  pi 
study  at  home  under  the  direction  of  the  Yale  Faculty,  for  which 
he  received  the  degree  of  Master  of  Arts  in  1886.  For  two  or 
three  years  he  was  engaged  in  teaching,  and  in  1889  was  ap- 
pointed Instructor  in  Latin  and  Mathematics  in  the  University  of 


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Colorado.  The  following  year  he  was  elected  Professor  of  Greek, 
and  continued  there  until  1899,  when  he  was  granted  leave  of  ab- 
sence. He  died  of  acute  nephritis  at  Edgartown,  on  November 
10,  1903,  at  the  age  of  43  years.  He  married  Miss  Jennette  Ben- 
nett, of  Lima,  N.  Y.,  but  had  no  children.  He  was  a  class-leader 
and  steward  in  the  Methodist  church. 

1885 

Ernest  Rufus  Adee,  youngest  son  of  George  Townsend 
Adee,  a  well  known  merchant  and  afterward  Vice-President  of 
the  Bank  of  Commerce  of  New  York  City,  was  born  in  West- 
chester, N.  Y.,  on  October  7,  1863.  His  mother  was  Ellen  Louise 
(Henry)  Adee,  daughter  of  Philip  Henry,  an  old  New  York  mer- 
chant and  soldier  of  the  War  of  1812. 

After  graduation  he  entered  the  service  of  the  Mercantile  Trust 
Compan}^,  passing  successively  through  the  positions  of  clerk, 
Assistant  Treasurer  and  Secretarj^  to  that  of  Vice-President,  which 
he  held  during  the  last  year.  His  attractive  personal  qualities 
added  much  to  his  efficiency  as  a  business  man. 

Mr.  Adee  died  of  peritonitis,  at  his  residence  in  Tuxedo  Park, 
N.  Y.,  on  December  13,  1903,  at  the  age  of  40  years.  He  had 
been  ill  for  five  weeks. 

He  married,  on  November  24,  1896,  Geraldine,  daughter  of 
General  Louis  and  Gelyna  (Ver  Planck)  Fitzgerald,  who  survives 
him  with  two  children.  Four  brothers  have  graduated  from 
Yale,  respectively  in  1867,  1873  (two,  0)ieof  whom  died  in  1901), 
and  1881. 

1890 

Charles  Dussler,  son  of  George  Dussler,  was  born  in  the 
village  of  Clyde,  township  of  Galen,  Wayne  County,  N.  Y.,  on 
August  10,  1866,  and  finished  his  preparation  for  college  at  the 
Hopkins  Grammar  School,  in  New  Haven. 

After  graduation  he  studied  law  from  1891  to  1893  i?i  the  office 
of  Dr.  L.  Stowe  in  his  native  place,  and  in  1892  was  elected 
Clerk  of  the  village.  Afterward  he  entered  the  office  of  Manley 
&  Wadley  at  Long  Island  City,  N.  Y.,  and  in  January,  1894,  was 
admitted  to  the  bar  of  New  York  State,  and  gained  a  high 
standing  among  the  younger  members  of  the  Queens  County  bar. 

He  married,  on  November  24,  1903,  Miss  Catherine  Wheeler,  of 
New  York  City.     Soon  after  returning  from  his  wedding  trip  he 


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was  seized  with  pneumonia  and  died  after  a  brief  illness,  at  his 
home  in  Long  Island  City,  on  March  5,  1904,  in  the  38th  year  of 
his  age. 

1892 

Charles  Peabody  Pierce,  son  of  Rev.  Charles  Morgan  Pierce 
(Williams  1857)  and 'Elizabeth  M.  (Peabod}-)  Pierce,  was  born  on 
October  19,  1869,  in  Middlefield,  Mass.,  where  his  father  was  at 
the  time  Congregational  pastor,  and  was  prepared  for  college  at 
Worcester  and  Phillips  Andover  (Mass.)  Academies. 

After  graduation  he  took  a  special  course  in  chemistry  at  the 
Amherst  Summer  School,  was  then  Principal  of  the  High  School, 
Machias,  Me.,  for  two  years,  and  then  entered  the  Yale  Theologi- 
cal Seminary.  After  receiving  license  to  preach  in  April,  1896, 
he  supplied  the  pulpit  of  the  First  Congregational  Church,  Mid- 
dletown,  N.  Y.,  during  the  following  summer.  In  the  summer  of 
1897,  after  graduation  from  the  Divinity  School,  he  preached 
in  the  Second  Congregational  Church,  East  Douglas,  Mass.,  in 
September  was  called  to  the  pastorate,  and  was  ordained  on 
November  16,  1898.  In  April,  1900,  he  also  assumed  the  care  of 
the  First  Congregational  Church  at  Douglas.  The  same  year  he 
was  elected  to  the  School  Board,  also  Treasurer  and  Chairman 
of  the  Purchasing  Committee  of  the  Public  Library. 

Mr.  Pierce  died  of  congestion  of  the  brain  caused  by  a  carbun- 
cle, at  his  home  in  East  Douglas,  on  October  30,  1903,  at  the  age 
of  34  years. 

He  married,  on  January  23,  1900,  Mrs.  Laura  J.  (Hill)  Bowles, 
who  survives  him  without  children. 

1894 

Pendleton  Miller,  son  of  William  Winlock  Miller,  who  set- 
tled in  Washington  Territory  about  1851,  was  twice  mayor  of 
Olympia,  and  in  1860  Superintendent  of  Indian  Affairs  of  the 
Territory,  was  born  in  Olympia,  on  December  21,  1871.  His 
mother  was  Mary,  daughter  of  Hon.  Obadiah  B.  McFadden, 
Chief  Justice  of  Washington,  and  Delegate  to  Congress.  After 
the  death  of  his  father  in  1876  the  family  moved  to  Seattle.  He 
was  prepared  for  college  in  the  Belmont  (Cal.)  School. 

After  graduation  he  returned  to  Seattle,  where  he  was  princi- 
pally engaged  in  the  management  of  his  father's  estate,  being  a 
member  of  the  firm  of  Mary  Miller  &  Sons,  a  corporation  holding 


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valuable  business  properly  in  Seattle,  and  farms  and  timber  lands 
in  other  sections  of  the  State.  He  had  a  strong  physique,  but  be- 
came a  victim  of  pneumonia,  dying  after  a  brief  illness  on  April 
7,  1904,  in  the  33d  year  of  his  age.  He  was  unmarried.  A  brother 
graduated  at  Yale  in  the  same  class. 

• 

Joseph  Earl  Sheffield,  son  of  George  St.  John  Sheffield 
(Yale  1863)  and  Mary  (Stewart)  Sheffield,  and  grandson  and 
namesake  of  the  great  benefactor  of  the  Sheffield  Scientific 
School,  was  born  in  New  York  City,  on  November  16,  1871,  but 
in  1889  Attleboro,  Mass.,  became  the  family  home.  He  was  pre- 
pared for  college  at  the  Hopkins  Grammar  School  and  Lawrence- 
ville  (N.  J.)  School. 

After  graduation  he  went  into  the  banking  business  in  New 
York  with  Charles  Hathaway  &  Co.,  and  was  admitted  to  the 
firm  on  January  1,  1900.  In  1898  he  received  the  degree  of  Mas- 
ter of  Arts  from  Yale  University  upon  examination. 

Mr.  Sheffield  died  after  an  illness  of  three  weeks  from  typhoid 
fever  at  his  home  in  New  York,  on  October  16,  1903,  in  the  32d 
year  of  his  age.  With  force  of  character  he  united  an  unusual 
charm  of  manner  and  sweetness  of  disposition. 

He  married,  on  April  19,  1903,  Louise  R.,  daughter  of  Edward 
T.  and  Julia  (Blatchford)  Potter,  ot  Newport,  R.  1.,  and  niece  of 
Bishop  Henry  Codman  Potter  of  New  York.  Mrs.  Sheffield  sur- 
vives him.  A  brother  graduated  from  the  Sheffield  Scientific 
School  in  1894. 

1895 

Arthur  Hibbert  Eggleston,  son  of  Julius  Whiting  and 
Katherine  (Percy)  Eggleston,  was  born  in  New  London,  Conn., 
on  May  30,  1872. 

For  two  years  after  graduation  he  was  a  private  tutor  in  New 
York  City,  and  the  next  two  years  an  instructor  in  English  and  the 
Classics  in  the  Bulkeley  School  in  New  London,  at  which  he  was 
prepared  for  college.  He  was  then  for  a  time  in  the  service  of 
the  Massachusetts  Mutual  Lisurance  Co.,  leaving  that  company  to 
become  associated  with  his  father-in-law  in  the  real  estate  busi- 
ness. In  1900  he  was  elected  a  member  of  the  Board  of  Educa- 
tion of  New  London  for  three  years. 

He  was  a  sincere  and  earnest  member  of  the  Second  Congrega- 
tional Church  of  New  London,  and  since  1899  Assistant  Superin- 


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tendent  of  the  Sunday  school.  In  1902  he  was  one  of  six 
Yale  men  who  were  consulted  as  to  whether  they  would  become 
members  of  the  original  band  to  go  to  North  China  to  establish 
a  Yale  Mission. 

He  married,  on  April  6,  1898,  Mary  Eliza  Borrodell,  daughter 
of  Pdeg  and  Eliza  (Strickland)  Williams,  of  New  London.  Mrs. 
Eggleston  died  in  May,  1903,  two  days  after  the  death  of  an  infant 
son,  and  the  deaths  of  her  stepmother  and  father  occurred  in  Jan- 
uary and  August,  1902  —  the  four  deaths  having  come  within 
eighteen  months.  After  these  sorrows  he